Archive for February, 2014

Example of a great elementary classroom blog!

I have worked with a kindergarten teacher at Northview Elementary in Eagan, Mrs. Kurt. She has an excellent blog that parents enjoy following in order to read about what their students are doing on a daily basis, and actually see pictures of them learning! Take a look!

Shout Out!

Shout out to Emilie, as she will be teaching calendar in Ms. Depuydt’s classroom tomorrow! So excited for her!! 🙂

Discussion Post!

Hello group! So, as most of you know already,  I am one of the co-presidents for the Hmong American Cultural Outreach group on campus. Yesterday, we discussed this data as a club to see where people’s thoughts were. The data shows the different sub-groups of Asian Americans and how Hmong, Cambodian, and Laotian are the […]

Shout Out

Just a quick shout out for my awesome Geography group members aka Laura and Michael. We had some wonderful ideas for our lesson coming up next week. We look forward to teaching our class next Wednesday!

Shout Out

Shout out to Nikki and Carly for being awesome at making puppy ears!  


Shout-out to the entire methods class on our first FULL day of Kindergarten Practicum tomorrow! I hope it’s a blast and I can’t wait to hear all about it on Friday! 

Shout out

Shout out to Emilie for getting an opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama!! Let us know how it goes 🙂  

In the news: Flipped classrooms

Today Michele, Katrina and I asked you to weigh in on which topics  we might explore in our special session on “Using Technology in the Elementary Classroom”. (Dan Moos will be our guest presenter!) Many of you listed “flipped classrooms” as one of your interests. I came across this article that raises questions about the […]

In the News: Closing the Achievement Gap

There is always talk about how there is a larger gap in achievement between white students and students of color. In the article I found there is recent improvement in the achievement gap of elementary students, but not as large of improvements in older grades. The article suggests some reasons to why this is the […]

In the news: Spelling!

Lots to think about in this article on spelling: The only people who benefit from spelling tests are those who do well on them – and the benefit is to their self-esteem rather than their spelling ability. They were already good spellers. The people who don’t benefit from spelling tests are those who are poor […]