Today I am submitting my National Board renewal. I have been checking in on the processing of my final entry on and off all day. It's taking forever so I assume it's a bit clogged up with submissions. As soon as it is processed I am going to hit submit. Done and done! A … Continue reading National Boards: Done and Done- #BLOG365 Day 220 #nbctstrong @nbpts
In a sea of National Boards. Riding the tide. This three sentence post counts as a blog post, right?
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled Using Video to Improve Instruction. At the time I had come across an old video of when I was doing an object-based lesson with students in my sixth grade world history class. Today a friend shot another video of me doing a lesson, using reciprocal … Continue reading Using Video to Improve Instruction: Part 2 – #BLOG365 Day 207 @NBPTS #nbctstrong
I'm taking a page from my fellow #BLOG365 blog buddy, Fred Ende, with this post. He wrote a post a bit ago entitled, "A Sense of Accomplishment." As I am finishing up Component One of National Board renewal, I am keenly aware of all that I have accomplished over the last 10 years. I … Continue reading Feeling a Sense of Accomplishment -#BLOG365 Day 201 @NBPTS #nbctstrong
Last night I was cleaning out my Google Drive and I found a video I had done for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in which I demonstrated a quick object-based learning activity. The video was only four minutes. Each day at the beginning of class we began with an object observation activity where students "read" … Continue reading Using Video to Improve Instruction – #BLOG365 #sschat
I have been planning and pondering my National Board certification renewal over the last few days. I am behind, but I am taking comfort in the fact that my procrastination will result in a better product now that I have had plenty of time to think about how I will address each component. I am pulling … Continue reading A New Perspective on National Boards-#BLOG365 Day 161 @nbpts #nbctstrong
My heart is racing. I am a little shaky. Fumbling for my credit card. Clicking through the confirmation buttons. In my mind I am remembering all the stress, the worry, the long hours the last time I did this. But, here I am again. Committing to all that stress and worry and long hours AGAIN. … Continue reading Here We Go…Again! – #BLOG365 Day 16