Conversations #125 – Blizzard Bags and Snow Days

With the impending snow heading our way,  Maria and Sheila talked about the possibility of a snow day! Snow days have to be made up at the end of the school year to meet the state's requirements. What if the students were able to do the school work at home and have the work count as a day of school. Some schools have implemented 'Blizzard Bags.'   

Lisa is still 'on leave' and we hope she will be able to return soon and add to the conversation!


Conversations #105 – Summer Plans

This week we were joined by Amanda Marrinan, who was in the same time zones as Lisa, Maria and Sheila! She was visiting Maria before heading to ISTE11. This week we discussed our professional and personal plans for the summer. Curriculum planning and having fun were at the top of the list!

This is our last show of the season. We will be taking time off for the summer, but will be back in the fall!

Conversations #93 – Feb. 20, 2011

Lisa was off on vacation this week while Maria and Sheila discussed
working with Colleagues.  What can we expect? How can we value
differences and create unity? Maria shared a tool called True Colors.
Many participants took the test to find out their personality “color.”
Scott Shelhart (orange) joined the orange and green personalities for a
short bit. Although finding out about yourself is interesting, the
important part is learning how others perceive you, how you can work
with others knowing this information and not prejudging.

Conversations #92 – Homework (Feb. 13, 2011)

In this show, Maria, Lisa and Sheila discussed homework. What is it? An extension of school, work done at home? And what is its purpose? Is it required by the school and/or expected by parents? Should every grade level have homework?

Your homework for March 13th’s show – Write down 5 events in your life that lead you into the field of education.

Note – We will take a winter break for Feb. 27 and March 6, 2011.

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