I've opened the interesting articles in new tabs, saved a few PDF's to read, skimmed through and closed the underwhelming pieces...and I still have too many windows of things I want to remember and implement this year. Okay, then. Here we go.
1. A 92 Percent Homework Turn-in Rate, http://teachers.net/wong/SEP06/
- I've finally organized paperwork to the point where this could actually be useful!
2. Eighth-grade graduations might signal how low we set the bar http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/46864477.html
- We have this discussion every year, and our conclusions are the same: non-existant. Any ideas?
3. Educational Professional Development http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/
- A good resource, although it's wishful thinking in my district. They'd rather have us attend the "unpaid professional development opportunities" that are poorly-run and uninformative.
4. 12 Things Teachers Should Do Over Summer Break http://learnmegood2.blogspot.com/2009/06/12-things-teachers-should-do-over.html
- Too late for about 1/2 the items, probably won't do another 1/4, but I'm SO going to trivia night when my friend is in town!
5. Here’s My Top Five Mistakes Made By New Bloggers — What Are Yours? http://theedublogger.edublogs.org/2009/06/27/here%E2%80%99s-my-top-five-mistakes-made-by-new-bloggers-%E2%80%94-what-are-yours/
- Maybe I'm not such a terrible blogger after all! I'm surprised there's not an item that says "don't be insanely boring."
6. The Best Sources of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/06/03/the-best-sources-of-advice-for-teachers-and-others-on-how-to-be-better-bloggers/
7. How to Motivate Your Students http://teachers.net/gazette/MAY01/wong.html
8. How to Start a Lesson Plan http://teachers.net/gazette/AUG03/wong.html
9. Self Education http://selfmadescholar.com/b/. It's cool.
This is just a start. Wish me luck!
Oh, yeah...what else should I read?