Joe B.
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EDMODO in Special Education

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Freyvogel Oct 29, 2011. 1 Reply

How has anyone used edmodo in Special Education?  I'm thinking of it being a tool to stay in contact with parents, as opposed to my students.  Thoughts?Continue

New Teacher Needs Classroom setup TIPS!

Started Aug 1, 2010 0 Replies

I'm a new teacher in WA and I am about to start my first year as a Special Education teacher in a self-contained setting.  Are there any helpful tips or advise from the experience out here as to…Continue

Websites vs. Wikis vs. Blogs vs. Ning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann Feb 13, 2010. 4 Replies

I am just getting started in my teaching career, and am curious to know which of these has the most practical use in the classroom, or in expanding the classroom.  I am looking for ideas in how these…Continue

Tags: wikis, websites, ning, blogs, classroom20

Practical Applications of Classroom 2.0

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Wylie Feb 1, 2010. 1 Reply

It's for me time to create a classroom that transcends 4 walls!  Do I want to create a Ning site, just a website, another blog, or something new?? I'm curious to know how you out there have moved…Continue

Tags: ideas, brainstorm, ning, websites, 2.0


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Shifting Expectation of the School Institution

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 1:25pm 1 Comment

After a brief conversation yesterday with my Mentor Teacher (MT), I discovered the purpose of my teaching career. Granted, teaching kids is always the reason teachers get out of bed each morning, but there has to be some over-arching drive to anyone's professional career. Film makers want an Oscar, music artists want a Grammy, executives want to become CEOs, but what do teachers want? The education system is too flawed to be content… Continue

Needed: New Expectations

Posted on March 12, 2010 at 1:15pm 4 Comments

If you were to make a graph of the appropriate closeness of a teacher to a student, it would be inversely proportionate to the academic abilities of the student. Therefore, the more academically capable the student, the more relational distance to their teacher. This could be partially due to the number of students in general education classes, versus a resource room versus a student in a one-on-one situation.

Consider how much a teacher knows about a student's family of home life. The… Continue

Hurry Up and Wait!!

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

Waiting is a horrible trick that the invinter of time does to us all. It is Thursday morning and tomorrow is my last day as a Special Education Paraeducator. On Monday I start my student teaching internship, and in June I will be graduated with my MA ED in Special Education. It has been a long four years, but it has gone by quickly; from finishing my undergrad degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA to… Continue

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