Mrs. Mimi's Chalk Talks
Jennifer Scoggin

Jennifer has been rocking her 2nd grade classroom in New York for the last 8 years. In her spare time (ha!), she researches teacher stories and how their teaching identities inform their classroom decisions at Columbia.



How Do Holidays Always Sneak Up on Me?
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and if you’re like me, major holidays sneak up on you out of NOWHERE!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written the date on the...
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Classroom Duties
Hopefully, at this point, your year is chugging along nicely. You and your friends have settled into your routine and you’re off! It’s time to learn!  So what happens when you’ve been...
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School Projects
Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel yet? Well, if you can’t, your little friends certainly can and if they’re anything like my former charges, this realization has sent them into a...
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Mrs. Mimi shares her opinion on the recent investigation of the Atlanta public school teachers and administration who were caught cheating on standardized tests.   She looks for the bigger...
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Two big news items about class size and “innovative” approaches to education have our very own Mrs. Mimi, Jennifer Scoggin, sounding off about how administrators are missing the mark and setting...
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With all the talk these days about teacher accountability, teacher evaluation, and teacher effectiveness, it seems that teachers are finally getting recognized as central to the process of...
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Performance evaluation in a work place is the norm in nearly every career. In most cases, this involves a sit down meet and greet with the top dogs that bring a performance evaluation check list and...
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I think it’s safe to say that we are all back to school, all back to the grind, all wondering how our summers went by so quickly.   How are we all feeling? Are you feeling tired?...
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Well, we teachers are certainly waiting for something to prevail. Common sense? Our point of view? Reality? Superman? If you could have one or all of the above handy when you...
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Lately it seems as if every time I turn around, someone (It doesn’t really matter who the someone is...although it always seems to be someone who has never taught before.) is pointing their...
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