Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hangout with looneyteachr!

Hey guys!  I'm trying out all of the new Google stuff!  I've begun to explore the "circles" and "hangouts" - if anyone has any handy tips or advice - bring it on!

XOXOXO

HSTW Nashville 2014

WOW!  Another HSTW summer conference has bitten the dust!

I'm humbled by the comments / appreciation shown to me by those who attended my HSTW sessions in the country music capital of the world.  Even after technology nightmares, you guys stuck with me!  How ironic that in a session about what to do if technology fails - technology failed!  That taught me that I should be as prepared for disaster in my professional development sessions as I am in my classroom. But, with a few more wires and plug-ins, and shouts of "PLEASE GOD NOT NOW!", we did it!  Special thanks to Mike Limones, a member of the technology team, for pulling out all the stops to assure my videos and music were good to go!

One reason I love to present PD is that it renews my excitement for teaching.  The HSTW summer conferences especially excite me because they're held shortly before the start of a new school year and while sharing ideas with participants in my sessions, I remember to include those ideas in my lesson plans for the new year.  It's also awesome when I attend another teacher's session that turns out to be killer!  Such was the case in a Thursday session, "From Stalled to Engaged to Excelling!"  You know magic is happening when the participants belly laugh and sob in the same session.  Kudos to James McCabe of Southern High School, Louisville, KY.  You had me at your mantra, "If It Sucks, Change It!"

I look forward to hearing from you guys - "inbox me" or hit me up on my looneyteacher Facebook page!

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XOXOXO



Sunday, June 8, 2014

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aaagggghhhhh! when you bombed but shoulda rocked the house!

Soooooo .... damn damn damn damn dammit~

You know stuff.  You know a lot of stuff.  You know a real lot of stuff. 

On paper you look amazing.  Wait a minute . . . you are amazing!

They're all looking at you waiting for you to impart wisdom that will set you above the others.  But you don't.  You freeze.  You stare back.  You want to run as fast as your legs can take you into the sunset - hell into some really deep woods where you can hide - maybe forever.

Dammit.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Yesterday was an awesome day!  My 7th graders taped a Town Hall Meeting to get students psyched for our annual Winter Ball!  They were amazing!  Kids wore crazy hats and reviewed PRIDE expectations with slides and they danced and sang their own version of the 12 days of Christmas (12 days of PRIDE)!  It was truly a day I loved my job!!

Soooo . . . now to come up with some ideas for kid to parent Christmas gifts!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Classroom mgmt. IDEA!!!  Kids put finished work in the RED bin.  Any assignments kids need are in the BLUE bin.  On the bellringer slide on the Smartboard is a little picture of the BLUE bin - kids know to make sure to pick it up.  Routines and daily procedures are easy ways to keep kids on track.

Saturday, October 26, 2013