Archive for the ‘My Thoughts’ Category

My Journey to National Boards

Each year I take a group of teachers to Annapolis (MSEA building) for a SPARKS training. The training is geared to help teachers in the union with all types of professional development (PD). The types of PD we present on is everything from classroom management to becoming a leaders in your building. We have a…

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Presentation Tech Tool Review for Teachers

I decided to review the following three presentation tools to use with training other educators. I wanted something that would match up with adult learning theory:   PearDeck – Create interactive presentations with student feedback.  Create “take aways” about how students respond – good for study guides or teacher planning. NearPod – Make interactive presentations…

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Happy 5th Anniversary!

I am beyond excited to share that I have been blogging for 5 years! It has been an amazing journey where I have LEARNED so much and shared my experiences with so many people from around the world! I have also started a few partnerships and reached out to new companies to work with. A…

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Lifting Up Your Students’ Voices – Online.

I recently got an issue of the magazine, NEA Today (Winter 2016)  in the mail. As I was reading through the articles, and I came across one titled: Lifting Up Your Students’ Voices – Online. This article catch my eye because of two reasons: it was an article with five tips to help students use technology…

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NEA RA 2015

This past week I have been elected to serve as a Maryland State Delegate at the National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly (RA). While in Orlando, FL, we have business to conduct at the RA, we come together to vote on actions and new bylaws. To learn more about NEA please visit their website here.

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Happy 2nd Birthday FairWinds Teaching

Again, I can’t believe my blog has been around for 2 years already! Thanks to all of my Pinterest Board supporters! I am happy to say that my blog on How to Blow a Bubble was repined over 180 that I can see!!!! AWESOME!!! I am also very excited to announce that I will be…

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Happy First Anniversary to Fair Winds Teaching!

Happy First Anniversary to Fair Winds Teaching! I can not believe that my blog has been around for a year now. I hope that the blog has helped at least one teacher out there. Please let me know you stopped by and leave a comment! Thank you for the support! Captain Keyser

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The Motivating and Engaging Classroom

Think about what the motivating, engaging, and well managed classroom truly looks like. What do you see? How do the students feel? What are you doing? and What are the students doing? I believe that there are elements of effective classroom management. Every teacher knows that students are always seeking attention; wanted or unwanted, and…

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After-school Activites

This evening I had the opportunity to go to a T-ball game of two of my students. It was their first game and they were very excited about it during the school day. I really wanted to be a part of their experience. Being a first year teacher I haven’t had a chance to do…

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Ahoy There Matey!

“You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room” -Dr. Seuss This is my first post ever! I am very excited to be starting my very own resource blog! There are a lot of good things in store for you! My original…

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