Mr. Balcom
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Homosapien-Tattalous: The Human Tattletale

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

Defining Homosapien-Tattalous



Since the beginning of civilization, human beings have felt the need to get each other in trouble. It seems to be the life-long ambition of some individuals to make others miserable in-order-to feel a little better about there own small lives. I am of course speaking of homosapien-tattalous (the tattletale). This species of human is unfortunately not rare and is commonly found on school play yards and in elementary school classrooms (though they… Continue

Spelling Lists: An Antiquated Waste of Instructional Time.

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 10:18pm 3 Comments

Spelling Lists: An Antiquated Waste of Instructional Time.



I must begin this conversation by saying of course DON’T PANIC. I do believe that spelling should be addressed in schools. I must also disclose that in my first year of teaching (admittedly a short time ago) I too thought the students must memorize spelling words each week. What I discovered that year and through subsequent research (including the article No More Friday Spelling Tests? by Kelly A. Loeffler) was that I… Continue

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At 8:58pm on January 27, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Mr. Balcom. I was wondering if you have any high school contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
At 8:19pm on January 14, 2008, Barb Gilman said…
Thanks! I hadn't played with Photo Booth much so I thought I'd better try. So do you see the resemblance between my 4 year old picture and my new one? :-)
 
 
 

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