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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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I Teach Because I Can’t Do Anything Else!

Teacher Mike Gorman, blogged this article about his ineptitude for any career other than that of a teacher:

HIS LIST:

I can’t be a banker or work in the financial business because while I might enjoy counting money and financial growth, I would rather count and measure the success of my students.

I can’t be a doctor or dentist because because while I enjoy seeing people smile as they leave and are healed, I get even more satisfaction if I see a smile when they first sit down.

I can’t be a professional athlete because while I do enjoy competition, I get even more satisfaction coaching young people to play each game with honor, integrity, and respect.

I can’t be a computer programmer because while creating new digital applications is exciting, finding ways to integrate technology to inspire real learning is rewarding.

I can’t work in agriculture or landscaping because while supplying food and natural beauty is appreciated by all, I enjoy planting seeds of life-long learning knowing that it will nourish one’s life.

I can’t work as a cook or chef because while I appreciate the art in a great meal, I most enjoy finding just the right ingredients that allow for a child’s success.

I can’t work in sales or marketing because even though I have learned from their great people skills, I would rather sell students on their abilities and possibilities.

I can’t be a pilot even though I appreciate them as I travel to new places, as I would rather facilitate young people as they climb in altitude and arrive at new destinations.

I can’t be an artist despite my appreciation for the beauty they bring, as I have found that my art is the ability to inspire and nurture children as they discover their innate abilities.

I can’t be a scientist or inventor because, while I am aware of the great advances they bring, I wish to create innovative learning experiences that always end in success.


I could go on and on! As you can see, I really do appreciate all of the other professions and realize there are so many more I can’t do. After all, as teachers we really are preparing students for what they will do best in the world.

Link to his entire article: https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/

May Holiday Powerpoints

Below are three powerpoints from Mr. Donn's website for three May celebrations:

The Diversity of Language

These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help students understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/

Step Back from Burnout

The suggestions below are from Vicki Davis, an esteemed education blogger. about burnout. Rest assured, if you are feeling this way, you are not alone, particularly at this time o the year!

Link: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/12-choices-step-back-from-burnout-vicki-davis

How to Site a Tweet

A lot of legitimate information can be found on Twitter, and sometimes it is used as a source for a research paper. Here are a few places that can make a Tweet citation:

Guidelines and examples for citing a Tweet in MLA:

Link: http://www.mla.org/style/handbook_faq/cite_a_tweet

Guidelines and examples for citing Tweet in APA:

Link: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2013/10/how-to-cite-social-media-in-apa-style.html

Guidelines and examples of citing a Tweet in Chicago Style:

Link: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0164.html

How to Search Effectively

USC Beaufort Librar is basically a tutorial made up of 20 well crafted lessons all geared towards helping learners build effective web search skills. The lessons are very short and feature only the basic things learners need to get started in the right direction.

Link: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/04/tutorials-to-help-students-develop-online-search-skills.html