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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, WHAT? WHY?

Come on people…with a show of hands, how many of you step outside of your comfort zone on a regular basis? If you do, this entry is not for you. If you don’t, then keep reading! Take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions: “Where do you feel the most comfortable?” “Why do you personally...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
PRIDE, SEXUALITY, AND CURRICULUM, OH MY!

Pride means many things to many different people! Pride by definition means, (noun) “a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements,” it can also mean, (verb) “to be especially proud of a particular quality or skill.” Pride as it is defined for National Pride Month has more meaning and history than the word;...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
THE #1 RULE OF CURRICULUM IS: YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT THE SCARY, DARK, HIDDEN CURRICULUM!

Hidden curriculum, what in God’s name is that? I thought I had my curriculum all figured out and then…! What the hell?! Don’t panic! Hidden curriculum is most likely something you are already doing and have no idea that’s what it is called. I remember taking my master’s classes in curriculum and instruction and my professor...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER!

July is here and for teachers, that means that summer is 1/2 way over! It always seems that the days of July fly by because of the whirlwind of activities and get-togethers we have scheduled. When I think about the month of July, I also reflect on independence and the freedom we have in this...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
WHAT’S UP WITH CURRICULUM?

They say that curriculum writing is hard! They say that planning out your curriculum for the year is tedious! What they don’t say is, there are people out there that will help. What they don’t say is, when it is done well, the school year will run more smoothly. Helping fellow educators write curriculum has...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
AM I DOING IT RIGHT?

Do you ever look at another teacher’s curriculum and think…”I’m not doing it right!” Or do you ever look at your students during what we thought was an awesome lesson and they are like…”huh, what, I don’t get it!” Well, I am here to tell you, I have, MANY TIMES!!! In the last year, I have...

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Posted by afink43 | 12 July 2019 | cic
HERE I GO AGAIN ON MY OWN…

Do you ever get to a teacher institute day, a faculty meeting, or an end of the year wrap up and wonder…“am I doing this all on my own?” When new initiatives are implemented in schools or someone wants you to try a new curriculum, do you ever feel like you are the only one that...

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