Archives for 2012

Four Final Traits Shared by Great Teachers

This is the final post in a series of three regarding traits shared by great teachers.  If you missed the first one, it’s located here. Trait 6:  They Value Collaboration Megan Miller, a Pre AP Civics Teacher at Switzerland Point Middle School in St. Johns County, meets with her colleagues to exchange information. “We have […]

Three More Traits Shared by Great Teachers

This is the second post in a series of three regarding traits shared by successful teachers.  If you missed the first one, it’s located here. Trait 3: They’re Lifelong Learners To Scott Sowell, the seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Darnell Cookman Middle/High School and a 2012 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the […]

Great Teachers have Common Traits

As everyone heads back to begin the new school year, and as I resume my work on The Teacher Beacon, I thought that this would be an ideal time to share something special with you. A compelling study done over a nine-month period ending earlier this year revealed some intriguing things about successful teachers. As […]

I’m Surprising Myself with Some Time Off

This is one of several new designs that I’ve added to products in The TeacherMarket.  More on that in just a bit. If you are one of the regular visitors to The Teacher Beacon, you will know that I’ve been posting every Tuesday since September 16 of last year.  Admittedly, there have been a couple […]

Local Teacher Concurs with my Assertion

Well, actually I have more than one assertion that I have stated throughout the pages of this blog.  But at least I’ve found another teacher who agrees with me on one of them.  More about that in just a moment. Thank you for indulging my lapse into the previous miniseries regarding my recent purchase.  It’s […]

The Particulars about the Chevy Volt

This is the final of three installments regarding my new 2012 Chevrolet Volt.  If you would care to read the first post, it’s located here. I learned from my research about this automobile that what makes the Volt unique among hybrids is that it is a SERIAL hybrid.  The Toyota Prius and the Nissan Leaf […]

Nasty Surprise: My New 2012 Chevrolet Volt!

This is the second of three installments regarding my new 2012 Chevrolet Volt.  If you would care to read the previous post, it’s located here. After a test drive and a haggling session, I returned from the dealership to wait for the delivery of my new car from Brunswick, Georgia.  Just before closing time, I […]

I Bought a New 2012 Chevrolet Volt!

Two weeks ago today, I was planning on continuing my series on volunteering at local schools.  However, I’ve had to put that aside for a little while because I’d like to share some good news with you. Forgive my straying from the world of teaching and education for a little bit of self-indulgence, but I […]

Principal Flynn Summons Me to Twin Lakes

This post is a continuation of my series on volunteering in local schools.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the first one in the series, it’s located here. On the fourth day of my week at Twin Lakes–the home of the Timberwolves, I had decided not to go back and help with testing.  […]

My Volunteering Adventure Continues

After I had assembled those study carrels, I returned to the main office to find out what they would like me to do next.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of my volunteering adventure at Twin Lakes, it’s located here. Ms. Flynn, the school principal, asked me to take a […]