Erin Ogden
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LA Times Grades LAUSD Teachers Publicly
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I'm currently living in the Los Angeles area, and this article has been a major topic of conversation down here, so I thought I'd share.Essentially, the LA Times used an independent researcher to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Weber Aug 28, 2010.


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Erin Ogden replied to Connie Weber's discussion Summer check-in: Where are you and what's going on? (Even if it's not summer where you are!)
"It's probably been a good solid year since I've posted over here, but I have stopped in from time to time to check up on what people are chatting about and to find resources (which have proven very helpful while student teaching!). I spent…"
Jul 9, 2012
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As a Teacher Grows

An experimental laboratory for professional development.  Reflections on personal style, educational philosophy, and growth.
Nov 14, 2011
Erin Ogden replied to Ian Carmichael's discussion Economics - not so neutral! in the group Florigelia
"I'm really looking forward to reading this book this winter. I won't have time to read anything heavier than some light fiction until mid-December when grad school is out for the break, but this sounds like a great book for me to keep…"
Nov 14, 2011
Erin Ogden replied to Connie Weber's discussion "21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020"
"The high school I attended was set up in mixed-age groups.  I liked this arrangement, mostly, but you only ever saw it play out in literature and social studies classes.  For subjects where the material builds on previous coursework pretty…"
Jan 10, 2011
Erin Ogden replied to Connie Weber's discussion "21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020"
"I have to laugh a little at your comment that differentiated instruction is a product of mass education--you're so right!  It is exactly like the assembly line, only now we're pausing to address the "mistakes" or…"
Jan 9, 2011
Erin Ogden replied to Kiki's discussion Memorizing poetry in school
"Looking back on my high school education, which wasn't that long ago (graduated 2001), I wish I had been asked to memorize more poetry and present it.  Along with the benefits of memorization and language study, it also gives students the…"
Jan 8, 2011
Erin Ogden replied to Connie Weber's discussion "21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020"
"I found this to be a very interesting list.  I go into my first teaching school classes in two weeks, and up until now I've been firmly in the "student" category.  I'm now in that overlapping transition space between…"
Jan 8, 2011
Erin Ogden replied to Ian Carmichael's discussion Reading Rachels in the group Florigelia
"Well, I know I didn't chunk my reading into logical blocks when I was that age. It was never a concious decision--I simply had more to do than I had time to do it in, and sadly reading my texts for class was usually pushed to the bottom because…"
Dec 8, 2010
Erin Ogden replied to Erin Ogden's discussion Mom's Gumbo in the group Cooking, recipes, food...
"On a cultural/culinary note as well--the file (pronounced fee-LAY) is what you use if you don't put okra in your gumbo. My mom doesn't like okra, but the subject of whether it goes into gumbo or not is a hot topic in the south amongst…"
Sep 6, 2010
Erin Ogden replied to Erin Ogden's discussion Mom's Gumbo in the group Cooking, recipes, food...
""Chiles" are probably me misspelling the name of the pepper, which I think are actually "chilis". You could replace them with jalapenos, or some other hot pepper pretty easily. Sometimes I completely forget to put them in, and…"
Sep 6, 2010
Connie Weber replied to Erin Ogden's discussion Mom's Gumbo in the group Cooking, recipes, food...
"Hi Erin, I've never made Gumbo, but would love to try. So glad to have an authentic recipe for it, a family favorite. Sounds delicious. Wondering, what are "chiles"? Are they the same thing as peppers? Would fresh hot peppers from the…"
Sep 6, 2010
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Mom's Gumbo

I love to cook!  This is one of my favorite family recipes.Note:  I have celiac disease, so instead of using 1/2 c. flour/butter for the roux, I use 1/4 c. rice flour/butter to make the roux.  They both work perfectly.  If you want this to be lower in fat, you can decrease the roux amount by half.  The amount called for makes a really thick soup, so you won't miss the extra roux.Ingredients:2 onions1 c. chopped celery (around 3-4 stalks)1 bell pepper1 large can tomatoes1 small can chopped…See More
Sep 4, 2010
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Cooking, recipes, food...

Talk about food. Yum! Food is a great connector.See More
Sep 4, 2010
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Aug 31, 2010
Connie Weber replied to Erin Ogden's discussion LA Times Grades LAUSD Teachers Publicly
"Hi Erin, Standing back from the fracus and being an "old" teacher who has seen various eras come and go (and spent a good deal of time studying educational history more broadly), what I see is how the bottom line is wrong in this one.…"
Aug 28, 2010
Erin Ogden replied to Anna Billings's discussion Kindle, iPad, Digital Books, PC/Mac downloads — the Future of Books?
"Would you mind posting links, or a list, of some of the resources you used for learning how to create a PDF book? I know how to make a very basic PDF with MSWord (Mac version), but there are a lot of features I'm unfamiliar with."
Aug 27, 2010

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I'm beginning the process of becoming an English teacher, and am excited to belong to a community where I can explore and learn more about what it means to be a teacher. I've been interested in pedagogy and the theories that support various educational strategies since participating in the IB Programme in high school, but for the first time I am now looking at education from a different perspective.
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I'm currently finishing my MA in Linguistics and beginning the process of becoming an English teacher. My passion is for language, and I've studied French and Swiss German, and beginning Latin and Attic Greek. I also have a casual interest in Icelandic and Scots Gaelic, though more from a linguistic point of view rather than a practical communicative point of view. Aside from that, I also have fun with video games, writing fiction, and reading popular young adult fiction.
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NING drops free network creation

I know I haven't been as active lately, mostly due to a wedding and working on my thesis, but I still like to keep up with things here. I thought you all might like to know what was announced today regarding NING. Not sure how this affects our community, but as a general topic,…

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 3:27pm — 13 Comments

Recommended Reading?


Finally finished my finals for the semester. I have a list a mile long of things I need to do over the break--but oddly enough, I'm whizzing right through it.

So I thought now would be a good time to ask, what books would you recommend someone who is about 8 months away from beginning the teacher credentialing process? I'm not even a new teacher yet, more of a pre-teacher. I'm particularly interested in non-fiction about teaching literature to… Continue

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 5:48am — 2 Comments

Reflections on language, science, and a tangent

I've been endlessly fascinated by language for as long as I can remember. This fact seemed to elude my parents as I grew up, perhaps because I also had a limited talent for scientific inquiry (turns out it was the statistical analysis and logic that I was good at, but not really science as a whole), so I was encouraged in other directions. This made making a decision about what major I wanted very difficult, made choosing a career subsequently just as difficult, and in many ways, though I have… Continue

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 7:06am

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At 9:43am on October 15, 2009, Or-Tal Kiriati said…
Hello Erin,
Language and linguistics! One of my favorite topics! I used my knowledge and understanding of languages when I was inventing names for businesses and products...
But now I am more into games and education, and would love to hear what you have to share about it.
At 11:40pm on October 11, 2009, Ian Carmichael said…
Hi Erin,
Welcome to the community. What a wide range of interests and enthusiasms you have and can bring to enrich us. Please join in wherever, whenever. If it's not here, please start it (ah, within the bounds of Fireside's purpose!)

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