Ms. Donnelly Reads

"A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives" George R.R. Martin

The last few years I’ve forced myself into making friends with technology and social media in my classroom. I developed a website for my students, started using Remind to stay in contact with them, and created an Instagram account for my classes (that, though, was short lived. I didn’t want there to be any trouble …

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The last 25 posts on my Facebook account have me cracking up and really do portray who I am as a human being. Honestly, I try to not post political things because it’s so divisive and my family and I do not agree on politics and I’ve got many friends who are not afraid to …

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Over the summer, I took Integrating Technology Into Programming, Services, and Instruction. In that class, we explored new and interesting ways to deliver instruction to students. One topic that stuck with me is that of Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom. If you’re unfamiliar, blended learning is the combination of brick and mortar learning and …

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Building communities in the classroom is difficult, at best. Middle schoolers are the worst. They teeter between being a child and a teen- they want the rights of grown ups, but not the responsibilities of one. So, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to create a classroom culture that allows the kids to …

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