EDU 101 Teaching Standards

Teachers have standards for the profession.  Different states use different standards, but many are based on the InTASC Standards  Click here for a full review of this information. When you graduate from UMF you will need to demonstrate that you meet Maine&...

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Bookshelfies

Found this site, Bookshelfies, while rambling through my daily reading and love it.  Since we just returned from living abroad I suddenly feel aware that I gave away almost all the books I own… and it feels like a little piece of me is missing.  I am d...

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Thrilled for the revival of the block

While on the one hand it is silly that people need to prove that playing with blocks works, I am glad there is a realization that play and less structure are good for kids! See this New York Times Article for more

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Teaching Grammar, perhaps this would help

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Dear Mountain Room Parents

Ah, being back in the classroom this year has been a wonderful return.  This article from the New Yorker (Day of the Dead or Halloween) was shared with me and has kept me laughing for the last week as I think about this funny and wonderful work we do as teach...

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Hamlet’s Blackberry

The day I began reading Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers was also the day I returned my Smartphone in exchange for a simpler model that has no internet access.  I found the coincidence great, and am enjoying the book and the arguments he makes that...

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Maine Early Childhood Educators interested in ipads

Spent the morning in Auburn with a group of educators who are interested in using ipads to support early childhood students.  It was great to hear how thoughtful and concerned this group is as they think about the benefits and potential drawbacks of using the...

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Math Professional Development

I attended a great professional development on Friday April 29th.  It was hosted by Syntiro and featured Bea Luchin.  Some of the materials are available here

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