Friday, 20 July 2012

Newbies Blog Hop

     If you haven't heard yet I am midly ridiculously obsessed with teaching blogs! After blog stocking for a few months I decided to begin my own and Miss L' Whole Brain Teaching blog was born! Six months after that I was offered a position with Whole Brain Teaching as an Official WBT Blog Bug and my blog obsession was launched even further.

     I LOVE how education blogs offer endless learning opportunities for teachers and their students. I can't even imagine how teacher's did all of this before the internet, I'd be lost! In the spirit of things I am linking up with Janis' Newbie Blog Hop over at Grade Three is the Place for Me!



1 ) What state province are you in?
- I live in a small rural community in Manitoba, Canada

2 ) Your current teaching position:
- I am currently a student teacher going into my LAST year of education before becoming certified!

3 ) Your teaching experience:
- A have completed student teaching placements in a Grade 9-12 Social Studies classroom as well as a Grade 5 classroom. I have also substitute taught in pretty much every grade from K-12!

4 ) When you started blogging:
- I started blogging at the beginning of January of 2012 and haven't turned back since!

5 ) Share a blogging tip/blogging resource:
- To help search engines and then followers to find your blog make sure you properly label the photos in your posts.
 
Click on the photo and select "Properties"
Label your photos with an appropriate description:
- "Title Text" is the text that will appear when a mouse scrolls over the photo in your published post
- "Alt Text" is other descriptive labels that can help search engines find your work but will NOT show up when a mouse scrolls over the photo
When published your "Title Text" should show up when a mouse scrolls over the photo.
Your material is now more easily found through search engines!

Thanks for hosting this amazing blog hop Janis!

41 comments:

  1. Wow, I had no idea that you could label your photos in a blog! Thanks for the great tip!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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    1. Your welcome Kate! I was notified of this trick through a good blogging friend over at one of my PLNs, We Teach . It has helped me a lot and I knew I had to pass it along

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  2. Great blog tip Kirsten!!! and thanks for the shout out below!!!!

    My Whole Brain Teaching Blog

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    1. Thanks Liann and your welcome!

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  3. I am your newest follower. I just went to my first WBT conference in Canton, Ohio. It was amazing! Stop by my blog for a visit. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for following! I am so jealous that you were able to attend a conference. Unfortunately I am located over 1000 miles away from the nearest conference in the US so I have been living vicariously through all the people who have been able to attend.
      I've just opened up your blog now and can't wait to read some of your posts :)

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  4. I'm glad you joined my first blog hop! And thank you for the tip! I didn't know how or why to label photos. Now I do. I'm also excited to be your latest follower since I'm so interested in WBT. Seeing everyone blog about it has motivated me to check it out! Have you done the Super Speed math or reading? It looks really great, but I'd love to hear feedback from a real teacher. :)

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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    1. Thank you Janis, this is the first blog hop I've joined so I'm pretty excited to be finding so many great blogs. Thanks for setting this up!

      I am so happy to hear you are interested in WBT, I'm happy to help out with any questions you have. Unfortunately, being at the high school level and only having experience student teaching I haven't used either program yet but there are some good posts on the WBT Forum:

      http://wholebrainteaching.com/Ebooks/10701-SuperSpeed-Math-WBT-Certification-Post.html

      http://wholebrainteaching.com/Forum-Guidelines-Questions/5721-A-question-in-superspeed-100.html#5721

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  5. HI! I found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop! I love your blogger tip - I will definitely have to remember that one! I am your newest member! Come check out my blog!

    Ashley
    Inspire, Dream, & Create! 

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    1. Hi Ashley! Thanks for checking out my blog and following :)I have saved your blog to explore through in the morning!

      Best wishes

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  6. Hi....I just found your blog through the Newbie Blog Hop. I'm excited to follow a blog about WBT. I would love for you to stop by my blog and check it out.
    Amy
    Adventures In Teaching

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    1. Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to follow! Are you familiar with WBT? If you have any questions just ask :)

      I'd be happy to check out your blog!

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  7. Great tip! I am also starting whole brain teaching this year and am excited to read your posts!
    Come check out my blog sometime too!
    Erin
    Sample’s Superstars

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    1. Hi Erin! It is always so exciting to "meet" another teacher who will be beginning WBT. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask and the WBT website is a trove of amazing resources, I hope you take the time to explore it (if you haven't already).

      I am opening your blog right now to explore through your posts!

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  8. I just nominated you for an award...stop by my blog to check it out. =)
    Bobbie



    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

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    1. Thank you Bobbie!! I am heading over right now!

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  9. I'm a new follower! Wow I had no idea about the picture thing. I can't wait to try it out. I have heard a lot of people talking about WBT but I really don't know anything about it:( My K-teacher friend it starting it this year and I'm going to be looking into it. Can't wait the read more about it in your posts.

    Heather
    I'd love for you to buzz by sometime=)
    The Busy Busy Hive

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    1. Hi Heather! Thanks for following! I am so happy to hear that my tip is being received so positively. If you ever have any questions about WBT let me know, I'd be happy to help out! Also, if your K-teacher friend is interested you can send her in the direction of my blog :)

      I can't wait to check out your blog!

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  10. I'm your newest follower. I just went to the WBT conference in Missouri last week. I can't wait to start back to school and use it! Hop on over and visit my blog.

    Kathy

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    1. Thanks for following Kathy! I am so jealous you were able to attend a WBT conference. Have you used WBT previously or will this be your first year?

      I'd love to visit your blog, I hope you have some WBT posts!

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  11. I just found your blog through the newbie blog hop and I am your newest follower!! It is so cute!! I would love for you to visit when you have a chance.

    Jess
    Mrs. Wood's Class

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    1. Thanks Jessica! It is so exciting to get new followers :) I'm stopping by your blog right now!

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  12. Hi Miss L,
    I’m your newest follower! I am also a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. I had not heard about your photo tip. Thanks for sharing!
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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    1. Hi Corinna! Thanks so much for following, I am happy to hear that the tip was helpful :)

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  13. Hi Miss L.
    Thanks for the photo tip. I'm going to go back and label all my photos! I'm curious about the whole brain teaching. Does it have anything to do with Eric Jensen's work on brain based teaching. I've read several of his books and really enjoyed them. I've implemented many of his strategies in my kindergarten class. I look forward to following you. Please feel free to stop by my blog and say "hi"...marshallkindergarten.blogspot.com.
    Rachele

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    1. Welcome Ms. Cummings! I'm glad you found the photo tip useful :) Although Whole Brain Teaching is not associated with the work of Eric Jensen I have referenced his work during some of the posts I've written as they do share some similar ideas. To learn more about WBT I recommend you visit the website and download some of the FREE ebooks.
      If you ever have any questions let me know, I'm happy to help!

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  14. I've given you 2 awards. stop by: http://tales-of-a-first-grade-teacher.blogspot.com/2012/07/awards-and-giveaway.html to pick them up. Whole Brain Teaching is something I just stumbled across after teaching for 14 years. I have been stalking that site like crazy, I can't wait to try out, class-yes, teach-ok and mirror and the rules. I use hand motions all the time!
    I am your newest follower. Don't forget to enter my giveaway, after you pick up your award.
    Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica! I've stopped by your blog to visit :)

      I am so happy you've found and are interested in WBT. Class-yes alone is a life saver! If you ever have any questions feel free to ask, I'd be happy to help if I can.

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  15. I found you through the newbie blog hop and am now your newest follower. You mentioned this is your last year student teaching. How long do you student teach in Canada before certification?

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    1. Hi TeacherinTraining! Thank you for following :) In Manitoba, Canada, before you enter your Bachelor of Education you must have an undergraduate degree in a teachable subject. I have a 4-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and a double minor in geography and geology. You can then apply into the Education faculty which is a 2-year degree. We student teach 13 weeks in our first year, spread out into two 5 and 8 week chunks and 14 weeks in our second year (the year I am going into), spread out into three 1, 5 and 8 week chunks. After that it is exams and certification!

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  16. Hi! I am in awe of whole brain teaching! I'm your newest follower & nominated you for a couple awards. Hop on over t osee them!

    Carrie :)
    The First Grade Derby

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    1. Welcome Carrie! I am so glad to hear from another WBT enthusiast. Thank you so much for not only following but for the awards! This is awesome. I am heading over right now :)

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  17. Nice to meet you. I just found your blog :-)

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

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  18. Thank you for the tip! Can't wait to start reading your posts!


    Your newest follower,
    Stephany
    primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome Stephany! Thank you so much for following :)

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  19. What a great blog. I look forward to learning so much from you! So glad you joined the newbie blog hop! That's how I found you and also why I nominated you for an award! Hop on over to my blog and pick it up!

    Stacey

    http://rayofkindergartensunshine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Stacey! I am heading over to your blog right now :)

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  20. Oh MY!! YOu are almost at 200!! We will help if you are planning a giveaway!!! Stephanie
    http://primarypossibilities.blogspot.com/

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    1. SO close to 200! I'm pretty excited!! :) Thank you so much for offering to help me out, that is so generous. I am sending you an email right now

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