Author Archive for Josee Marshall

Putting it All Together

So there I was, watching my colleagues present their amazing work, scrambling to give feedback between each presentation, and all the while thinking – why didn’t I make notes??? Oh well – into the line of fire! People say I…

The EARCOS Finish Line

Less than two weeks till the EARCOS cohort meets in Bangkok. During our CoETaIL preconference slot, all participants will present our final project to each other, and to Jeff and Kim. I’ve done all the prep & leg work,  students…

Wishes Do Come True

I wish I had 1:1 laptop problems to report – because that would mean we had 1:1 laptop classes. At SSIS, the lucky teachers dealing with those issues are in the MS and HS. I should point out that the…

Modifying a Fossil

My dad, a teacher for 33 years, told me he remembers going to a PD conference and hearing this joke: “If you ever had to thaw out a person that was cryogenically frozen 100 years ago, but you didn’t want to give…

You Better Keep Up!

…You better not cry. You better not pout; I’m telling you why… So you’ve been teaching math, grade 4, or [insert specialty here] for many years, keeping up with best practices and trying your best to make your lessons relevant…

My Osteopath Hates my Computer

Is it me or could every other image of kids using an iPad be used for a PSA on bad posture?  Kindergartners hunched over screens on their lap, necks hyper-flexed, totally absorbed in that position for long periods of time…  Actually,…

Moving Images

How do you get fourth grade students to understand the perils of sea voyages back in the early days of exploration? These students who hop on airplanes and cross oceans sometimes three or four times a year without a second…