Dinah Wright

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Recent Posts by Dinah

Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:22 AM in Why Must We Mentor New Teachers?
Hi everyone, I think mentoring is important. It is however quite tolling on any teacher so I like professional learning circles better. Professional Learning Communities (PLC's) I prefer to say learning circles because it becomes more personalized. I feel there can be many circles within a learning community. PLC's allow support a community approach to mentoring, it shares the burden. When a group...

Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:32 AM in Teaching Lab Safety
Hi Carolyn, I'm not sure that most states have labs safety training for science teachers; they probably do. The real questions would be, at what level do states consider it mandatory or necessary for teachers to be lab safety certified? What is the federal requiremets? Are there any federal requirements or is it up to the states to identify if and when they need that sort of training for teach...

Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:27 AM in Websites For Science Teachers
Hi Jennifer and Patricia, Thank you Jennifer, for the awesome feedback. The math resource is ideal for one of my PLC math teachers. She is amazing and would welcome a resource of this type. Patricia, when school begins we plan on sharing resources with the other teachers. The science resource link you posted has a lot of various activities we can place in the resource matrix, we are creatin...