Tag Archives: #geniushour

“Focus, Focus”, I Say.

I sometimes wonder with amazement the words I’ve spoke to my students through the years either in frustration, in amusement, in curiosity or in bewilderment. I’d love to say that they were always sensitive, on target and correct; wise pronouncements filled … Continue reading

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Giddy With Excitement

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“I Noticed And I Wondered” Became Geniushour

I came into the first grade class that was my substitute assignment for the day, and looked around the classroom. I immediately noticed a different seating configuration. What a great day to sub! It was Parade of Nations and International … Continue reading

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Geniushour and Origami: No Lazy Learners Here

I subbed in four classrooms this week: Monday, 1st grade; Wednesday, a 4 year old program; Thursday, kindergarten; and Friday, another 1st grade class. It was a busy week and I’m becoming quite adept in wearing different teacher hats! A … Continue reading

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What We Do, We Do For Kids

I don’t want to offend, shouldn’t be the answer or the reason why I might not want to share my thoughts, questions or ideas. I still have much to learn from the educators out there, either face to face or … Continue reading

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On The Go: Life As A Substitute

It’s been a busy few weeks of subbing and I didn’t realize that I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. So much to share as I reflect again about my time as a substitute teacher. I subbed in kindergarten, for … Continue reading

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Play: A Four Letter Word To Embrace

I’ve been thinking about play (when am I not thinking about play), reading about the importance of play here and here and watching children at play. Children playing at home, at school, in the classroom, on the recess yard and in the supermarket. … Continue reading

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