Thursday, March 15, 2007

Serendipity

The tip-off of the alma mater's first-round NCAA game corresponds beautifully with the beginning of the prep period.

The second half corresponds beautifully with an extended sustained silent reading period.

Update:
The alma mater justifies its seed in fine fashion, and no silent reading was necessary. It is hardly coincidence, however, that the implmentation of literacy centers coincided nicely with that second half.

4 Comments:

Blogger Amerloc said...

But it gets so very hard to stay focused on teaching this time of year...

I worked for several years on a campus where the "building engineer" was a frightening waste of DNA, but he would, for a couple decent cigars, make sure I had a working live feed from the antenna on the roof into my classroom for this week.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Dan Meyer said...

Sustained silent reading: legitimate instructional strategy or institutionalized practical joke?

Math curses English under its breath. English just chuckles and re-opens ESPN's live feed.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous J.D. Williams said...

We had standardized tests the first three days of this week, and spring break next week. So today and tomorrow are throw away days. It doesn't matter how hard I teach during them, the students are burnt out.

When each class came in today I wrote down the sum of the scores of the game that was on. Students predict either the sum of the final scores, or sum of the scores when their period ends. We all sit back and watch on the 52" SmartBoard. Starbursts to the students with the closest estimate.

Maybe you should write continuing stories about the teams mascots or something.. haha

9:14 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Sustained silent reading: legitimate instructional strategy or institutionalized practical joke?

Math curses English under its breath. English just chuckles and re-opens ESPN's live feed.


Already addressed, droogie. I'll keep it in mind, as I've already said, when I give up every free moment during tomorrow and Thursday's school days for writing conferences, and when I'm reading essays all weekend.

Math and English teachers should combine forces for some serious bitching about PE teachers, no? :)

12:18 PM  

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