All posts by tonia

How far have we really come?

Go ahead. Choose your excuse now. It’s because of COVID. Humans forgot how to behave in public. FALSE. It’s because “they” suffered an injury and don’t know any better. FALSE. I reject your excuse. End of story. Stop the excuses. Years ago, a senior member of my professional association made me feel uncomfortable. I was…

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Technology: Parents, Teachers and students….can we get them all to the same page?

Note: This is a repost from James Kapptie’s blog, Our Children are Calling Once a cowboy, always a cowboy!  This was a great opportunity to have a conversation with Dr. Dousay about the state of technology that has become more of a focus due to COVID19.  This is only the tip of the iceberg but…

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It’s not remote teaching. It’s you.

RE—Zimmerman’s Video killed the teaching star: Remote learning and the death of charisma Author note: this entry was originally shared in a Facebook discussion. It has been reproduced here, largely unedited. Articles like this make furious and want to scream. Of course this [remote teaching] is painful. It’s different. That doesn’t mean anything is worse…

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Adventures in the Praxis

It’s no secret that I love science. I wouldn’t have the job I have or love it as much as I do if I didn’t. But I took my teacher licensure tests more than 20 years, and they were in Agricultural Science. When the opportunity to both serve and learn by being on an ETS National Advisory Committee (NAC) emerged, I had to take advantage of it.

Research Help Requested from PK8 Teachers, Parents, Admin, & Staff

Researchers from the University of Wyoming are requesting your participation in a study that deals with cloud/web-based technology use with children under the age of 13. As part of the study, the researchers have developed a survey and training module to assess community perceptions of responsibilities and awareness of federal laws. We hope to use this…

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