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A “Thumbs Up” for Google Classroom

This is my 22nd year of teaching, but my first year using Google Classroom. We’re finding it to be a useful tool. This, for example, is the diagram for the Atwood’s machine lab we are doing in Pre-AP Physical Science, … Continue reading

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For Science Teachers: A Safer Alternative to Liquid Mercury

Liquid mercury, in schools, poses three major problems: It is extremely toxic, It has a high vapor pressure, so you can be poisoned by invisible mercury vapor leaving any exposed surface of liquid mercury, and Playing with liquid mercury is … Continue reading

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On Teaching Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

Teaching students with Asperger’s Syndrome is a challenge. As a teacher who also has Asperger’s, I have some suggestions for how to do this, and wish to share them. Keep the administrators at your school informed about what you are … Continue reading

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My “Take” On Montessori Schools, and a Video About Them

I went to a Montessori school for a year and a half: third grade, and the first half of the fourth. I then re-entered public school. That was a shock. I wouldn’t trade that year and a half for anything. … Continue reading

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Meet the NEA President, Lily Eskelsen Garcia

In my last post (click here to see it), I made a case for Arkansans who work in public schools to join the Arkansas Education Association, a state affiliate of the NEA, or National Education Association. I’d now like to introduce you … Continue reading

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The Arkansas Education Association, or AEA: How (and Why) to Join

The Arkansas Education Association is the oldest, largest, most effective, and most well-established professional organization (and union) for educators in Arkansas. I’ve been a member for years, and will explain why, below. First, though, here are three ways to join: … Continue reading

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A Simple Cheating-Prevention Idea, for Teachers with Students Sitting at Tables

With just two pieces of cardboard and a pair of scissors, you can partition a table which seats four into four sections — one per student. This makes cheating much more difficult, and that’s a good thing for everybody. No … Continue reading

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