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About timothyv

Greetings - I am an instructor in the Education Department at Dordt College. I hope that this blog provides a little snapshot of what happens everyday in the education classes I teach. I have taught students in grades PK - 12, everything from computer applications to history to business education to physcial education. At Dordt, I work with students in the courses of educational psychology, media and technology, and the methods of teaching math.

May I see your lesson plans?

Have you asked your mentor this question yet? How comfortable are you sharing your lesson plans with someone else? Would you be willing to show yours to a colleague? Dr. Van Dyk presents an interesting challenge to all of us … Continue reading

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Is your school hot?

As a recovering principal 🙂 and supervising teacher of pre-service teachers, I have the wonderful opportunity to walk the halls of quite a few schools. I love to ‘check the temperature’ of each school in the first five minutes after … Continue reading

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Mentoring to Make the Mountain

A mountain might be a decent metaphor when you view the task of teaching from the eyes of a first-year teacher. Mountains come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of difficulty. Some of the trails are narrow and treacherous while … Continue reading

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