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Mary Henton
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  • Westerville, OH
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Henton Aug 15, 2011.

Do tech tools raise achievement?
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Paul D. Boyer, Ph.D. replied to Mary Henton's discussion 'Cornell Notes and cells' in the group Science
"Of course any form of notes that students find useful is great. I believe one of the more important roles of middle school is preparation for high school. Students who aren't well prepared are prime candidates for dropping out of high school. I…"
Sep 25, 2011
Mary Henton replied to Mary Henton's discussion 'Cornell Notes and cells' in the group Science
"Thanks, Paul. I'm curious....what is it about this method that you find especially helpful for your at-risk kids? "
Aug 25, 2011
Paul D. Boyer, Ph.D. replied to Mary Henton's discussion 'Cornell Notes and cells' in the group Science
"I really push this technique with my at-risk kids. Unless they come to me with their own method of note-taking, this is what they learn. Here's a tool for students to print out personalized Cornell Notes PDF forms:…"
Aug 24, 2011
Richard Batts replied to Mary Henton's discussion 'Cornell Notes and cells' in the group Science
"Cornell Notes is a way to taking notes in science class.  So I figure it is cells using Cornell Notes.    Here are two links that describe…"
Aug 15, 2011

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A little about myself

My role here at MSP2 is as co-principal investigator (co-PI) of the MSP2 project, along with Kim Lightle and Sarita Nair-Pillai. My career has been education, starting with teaching English and facilitating adventure-based counseling groups (Manchester, MA). After 9 years in the classroom and on the ropes course with kids, I worked for Project Adventure, as a facilitator, faculty developer, and curriculum developer. Life and career paths opened up the opportunity to work at the college level (faculty development, team building, student development) for a few years and sustain an independent consulting practice in team building, communications, and curriculum design. Eleven years ago I came on board at National Middle School Association, and have held a variety of positions here.

Outside of MSP2 I am engaged in work in the Democratic Republic of Congo through Congo Initiative and Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo.

Matters of sustainability, stewardship of natural resources, and social justice keep me energized, eager, and engaged in life!

Mary Henton's Blog

One thing leads to another

The Picture of the Day from Science 360News Service today, March 22, is about the…


Posted on March 22, 2011 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

QR codes - implication for education?

My colleague Kim Lightle forwarded me an article about…


Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:58am — 5 Comments

Social media tools turn things around for a middle school

Interesting article in the October 2010 issue of  Middle Ground. An urban middle school with huge challenges and…


Posted on January 25, 2011 at 2:58pm

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At 9:04am on July 20, 2011, Cheryl Bardales said…

Hello Mary, thank you for the welcome!  I am a new M. Ed. student at OSU, and back in school after many years.  I am very glad for the opportunity to utilize your informative site in my education and hopefully my teaching.  I hope to be a contributed soon.



Cheri Bardales

At 9:05am on June 14, 2011, Danielle Wood said…

Hello Mary!

Thanks for welcoming me!  I actually just graduated from Otterbein on Sunday and will be teaching 8th grade Language Arts and Math at Shanahan Middle School in Olentangy this fall.  I am very excited to get started, but also a little nervous!


At 5:15pm on June 1, 2011, Mary L. Bigleow said…

Mary -- Actually, I'm a snowshoer. The photo was taken last year in the Adirondacks. We didn't have much snow in central PA, but we did get in a few walks.

Mary B.

At 2:42pm on February 7, 2011, Sandra Lippman said…
Mary, I appreciate the outreach and welcome! Invites collegial exchanges all the more, and I am looking forward to participating! Thank you!
At 7:57pm on September 21, 2010, Gerald Ardito said…

Thanks for the message.
I look forward to working together here.
At 2:18pm on June 25, 2010, Mary LeFever said…
Thanks! Glad to be here:)
At 8:48am on April 1, 2010, Pat Hemler said…
Thanks for the message. I'm a retired mathematics teacher currently working as a math content specialist. We have received a grant from NSF to develop a pathway for elementary mathematics. We're exploring your site to help us generate ideas about what our online community might be, and what resources we might offer. We would welcome any suggestions you have. Thanks.
At 5:50am on March 18, 2010, Shirley Casper said…
Hi Mary,

Aussie schools have had a great boost to It as our Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has given a substantial amount of money so that every public student gets their own laptop computer.Of course this has not been fully resourced as maintaining wireless connections in all schools has not been perfected. Nevertheless it is a great incentive.

I am fortunate in that I am teaching at an independent school in Sydney and we are very much into integrating technology into our daily lessons. Again, we are fortunate in that we do have an excellent IT integrator.

I do use IT in some form in virtually every lesson and I am always on the look out for new ways of approaching particular topics, processes and skills.

I look forward to engaging with this group.
At 5:50pm on March 17, 2010, Timothy Rupp said…
If you want to post it under your name that is fine with me. I think that other teachers with this district would agree with what I have said.
At 9:32am on March 17, 2010, Timothy Rupp said…
Dear Mary,

Only if my name is not part of the thread. I still have to get a contract with the district and hopefully tenure.

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