Chinese New Year – Education Article

Vocabulary » Holidays and Celebrations » New Year | Views: 10,752 | Level: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate | 5 out of 5, rated by 5 teachers | This is a worksheet that you need to complete the sentence using vocabulary for the Chinese New Year. Read each sentence and use the words in the box. All words are related to the Chinese New Year. It can be used as vocabulary and part of a larger discussion. Example: There are 12 months…

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Here’s to Life in the Mundane – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

Seated around the breakfast table with our kids this morning, it was hard to not get wistful for a moment. To take a moment to appreciate the last decade, the wonder of the ten years that have passed, a decade that brought us three more kids through the miracles of medicine. A decade that started with me in my second year of teaching, ready to give up on it all but instead beginning a blog, which led to a book…

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Sixteen Gadfly Articles That Made Betsy DeVos Itch in 2019
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  “Life can only be understood backwards,” wrote Søren Kierkegaard, “but it must be lived forwards.”  I remember reading the Danish philosopher’s “Fear and Trembling” in my philosophy of religion class back in college.   To be honest I was never a big fan of his work – I thought if the only way to truth was taking a leap of faith, how many madmen have already reached enlightenment?     But he had a point when he wrote about…

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Embarking on a Year of Yes – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

December 1st… Chocolate calendar opened. Candles burning bright. Christmas tree up and presents are starting to appear below it as we think back on the year that was and the look forward to the year that will be. To the year I turn 40, to the 10th year of this blog. For the past year, I said no a lot, focusing on my family as my husband enters his final year of his education degree – I cannot wait for…

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The First Time We Ask – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I think of the many hard lessons I have learned through the years. About respect. About feeling valued. About feeling seen. About what I needed to change not just as the teacher, but also as the adult in charge of the learning experience we create, day in, day out. So many learned not because I finally realized something, but instead because the kids I have taught had a way to teach me. Had a way to speak up when they…

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I Am Reminded – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

We continue to get to know each other slowly. Dancing around each other in this forced community which we hope to make our own. Feeling each other out as we wonder where in each other’s legacies we will fit. Will we matter or will we be a forgotten chapter? Simply a footnote in a story that spans a lifetime. Four weeks into a new school year and I keep thinking how I am already a much better teacher than I…

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A Gadfly’s Dozen: Top 13 Education Articles of 2018 (By Me) – Education Article

    I’m not going to mince words.   This year, 2018, has been a monster.   We’ve been fighting the dumbest and most corrupt President of our lives – Donald Trump. And we’ve been making progress.   Thanks to the midterm election blue wave in the U.S. House, Trump will finally have a check on his power.   We have more black and brown representatives, more women, more nationalities, ethnicities and faiths in the halls of power than ever…

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A Word to End the Year – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

Image from I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal The house is clean, my exercise goal met, lagkagen stands at the ready – Happy birthday, sweet Theadora – and as 2018 runs slowly out, I think of the year to come. A year where I will turn 39. A year where Augustine will enter kindergarten. Where we will travel as far away as Taiwan to teach and learn. Where perhaps another book will be written. A year that beckons…

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2019, I Resolve… | Ask a Tech Teacher – Education Article

New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, iPhone, car keys, and get out of there? As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list. I break it down into Edtech Coaching/Mentoring, Blogging, and Fiction Writing (my novel writing): Edtech Coaching/Mentoring Focus on podcasts, webinars, online classes, and other web-based learning outlets for…

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