Monthly Archives: September 2012

Conclusion of The Audio Feedback Experiment

I finished grading my students’ essays and I have been pleasantly surprised by their reaction to the audio comments I have left via Vocaroo. After I returned the essays, I polled the students (thank you Google forms!) on what they … Continue reading

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The Teacher/Coach

I am a teacher and a coach. I stand firmly with one leg in the world of academics and the other in athletics. Before becoming a history teacher at an independent girls school, I spent ten years as a collegiate … Continue reading

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An Update on Using Vocaroo for Student Feedback

As I write this, I have graded a little over half of my students’ comparative essays on the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. In my last post, I told you that I was going to use Vocaroo to provide … Continue reading

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Using Vocaroo for student feedback

My students have their first essay due on Tuesday and I am going to try something that I have never done before: I will use Vocaroo to provide audio feedback to them. They turn their essays in on Googledocs, and … Continue reading

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Letting go in the classroom

Letting go in the classroom; what does that mean to me? During the last few months, I have seen many intelligent educators post on the topic of  “letting go” or “relinquishing some control” in the classroom. The idea being that … Continue reading

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Here I am

So, this is my blog. I will write about all kinds of issues, big and small, that affect me, my role in education and education in general. Of course, the question is: What can I possibly have to say that … Continue reading

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