Saturday, September 03, 2011

Where I'd Rather Be

My feet in the sand or
walking some dusty cobblestone street in
Jerusalem
San Juan or
Charleston
or soft gravel path in
el Yunque
Leu Gardens
or Wekiva Springs Park
The Farmer's Market in
Winter Park...
I have choices
or I could enjoy my own
back yard
a hammock
a barbeque and
watch the pumpkin grow
see the Pine tree sway or
the mrytle bloom
or lantana shine
with periwinkle happy
and Ginger roam
where I'd rather be is home.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Common Core Curriculum

Common Core Curriculum
Standards based teaching
Differentiated Instruction
High Yield Strategies
Accomodations
Modifications and
don't forget
Formative Assessment
ELL
ESL
Continued Education
Evaluation
Administration
New Template
Learning Gains
AYP
Annual Yearly Progress
AFT
CTA
Numbers
Numbers
Numbers
Testing
Testing
Testing

On the other hand
Pablo
Maria
Rachel
Tyler
Terrell
Jerritza
Isaiah
Smiling faces
Hopeful for a future
Laughter
Exploration
Discovery
Reflection
Learning and
Teaching
Sharing and
Reaching
and that is what I have been doing lately.
A lot of thinking.

Have a GREAT day!