Category Archives: Thoughts

The Blog is COMING BACK

I’ve been awfully silent here on somebecomepearls.com … so silent that I accidentally let my domain expire, and now I am back to somebecomepearls.wordpress.com until I figure out what to do… But after a 1 1/2 year hiatus I AM … Continue reading

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21st Century Teaching & Learning

In the Spring of 2013 I was fortunate enough to be a member of the 21st Century Teaching Leads to 21st Century Learning Grant Project.  This was a project between  UVA’s School of Continuing & Professional Outreach and Virginia DOE Mathematics & Science … Continue reading

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to do list: June 2013 UPDATE

Maybe this will hold me accountable… It kinda did. What I’d like to accomplish by the end of the school year (June 13th): – All my grading <- obviously this has to happen! I would be fired otherwise… – Organize all 2012-2013 … Continue reading

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to do list: June 2013

Maybe this will hold me accountable… What I’d like to accomplish by the end of the school year (June 13th): – All my grading <- obviously this has to happen! – Organize all 2012-2013 digital files (and back up all … Continue reading

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this is my life: May 2013

I’m alive! I am just trying to tackle all of the million things I said I would do, along with my job.  With all the extra projects I have taken on, tutoring, and other work, I feel like my to-do … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Snow Day Guilt

We are all supposed to love snow days.  I love them.  I love the excitement and the anticipation.  I love the “day off” from work. I take the “day off” and only do school work for 3-4 hours instead of … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Stations are Super Fun

Stations are a staple in my classroom.  I try to do a full class period (1.5 hrs) of stations once a week.  I think of them as a way for students to get a lot of practice in a concept … Continue reading

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