Monthly Archives: August 2011

A day at Rosedale

Monday at Rosedale Middle School was quite an adventure to say the least. I arrived at the school a little after 7:30 and to my shock all of the students were going through their morning “metals”, aka metal detectors. I … Continue reading

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My First Day Back At Middle School

My name is Tim Dorn and I am a GK-12 Fellow at KU.  Part of my job is to be the mathematics “guru” at Eisenhower Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas.  I have been partnered with Ms. Sharma a mathematics … Continue reading

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Observation Day

As a returning GK-12 fellow, it was interesting to be in a different classroom with a new mentor teacher.  I am currently in a mathematics classroom at Rosedale Middle School in Kansas City, KS and my mentor teacher is Sam … Continue reading

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Ms. Peck Day 2: I’m a Computer Scientist

I’m home from doing my “I’m a Computer Scientist” lesson, and to say I’m mentally drained would be quite the understatement.  The most notable challenge was doing an interactive lesson five different times with quite diverse classroom compositions. It takes … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Day 1

After introducing myself to one of the classes, a student asked a question.  She had quite the inquisitive look on her face and yet she seemed almost disgusted.  “Ms. Emily, you want to be a science teacher?”  Oh goodness, we … Continue reading

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Ms. Peck at Central

Yes, even after last year, it’s still hard introducing myself as Ms. Peck.  At least if I start saying Megan, I can morph that into Ms. if I think fast enough. I’m at Central Middle School in Lawrence this year, … Continue reading

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I am Mr. Farmer

A hand goes up: “Mr. Farmer, I don’t understand number two.” It takes me a minute to focus on the problem because I’m thinking about how strange it is to be called “Mr. Farmer”. When did I become old? The … Continue reading

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