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Nov 29 2010

NBPTS

Although many a disgusted candidate has opined that NBPTS stands not for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, but for “NoBody Passes This S*&t!”, I found out last Friday that I am officially a National Board Certified teacher. I wrote on this blog a couple of times about the NBPTS process last March, here about…

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Nov 15 2010

Hello and Welcome!

I wanted to send out a quick welcome and a “hi!” to all of the new ENC corps members who were just invited to be part of the 2011 corps this past week. ENC students need and want you here desperately (although they may never, never show it). Here’s hoping we see you in August!…

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I stumbled across a new web application that will soon be making its debut in my classroom : Xtranormal text-to-movie tool. This website allows you to create short animated movies very, very easily by simply typing up dialogue and using text-to-speech type computerized voices.  The resulting movies are kind of crude, but really fun to…

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Nov 10 2010

Overheard…

…a completely serious conversation in the hallway before class began. Female student: “I can’t believe you did me like that!” Male student: “What?” Female Student: “You didn’t text me back!” Male Student: ” I did too! You texted ‘hey’ then I texted ‘hey’ back!” Female Student: “That doesn’t count! We are totally through.” …as I…

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