Final week preparations

I’ve apparently survived my exhaustive, yet exhilarating summer holiday and now prepare myself and classroom for the fun ahead. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward more to a school year beginning than I do with this one. I’ve made lots of new friends and have discovered so many great educators to follow via Twitter, Google+ and the Google Teacher Academy that I look forward to learning new things each and every day.

That will be one of our class themes this year. I hope to be inspired by my new batch of students and, hopefully, inspire them to learn something new everyday. Our second theme is, as you can tell from our banner, PIRATES! We will sail the high seas in search of fun adventures on our 10 month voyage together and look forward to visiting dozens of ports of call along the way.

To honor our learning theme, I present this incredible short film produced by Australian, Rick Mereki. Learn.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


  1. Eric

    Hi Mr. Miller
    My name is Eric, I liked your video that you put out it was very interesting, it was funny to watch. I am also in Zack’s class.

  2. Zack

    Hi Mr. Miller! My name is Zack. I really like your blog, it is really cool. I saw that learn
    video and I thought it was very interesting. I also like your theme.


  3. Oscar

    Hey! Mr.Miller how is your year going with the new students? Your blog is looking AWESOME. Well tell your class I said Hi.

  4. msbee

    Welcome back Mr Miller and Room 162. It sounds like an amazing 10 month voyage ahead of you all. I’d love to hear more about your time at the Google Academy, Mr Miller! We are looking forward to reading your blog and hearing what you are up to!

    • John Miller

      Hi Ms. Bee!

      Yes, I’ve never looked more forward to a year than I have this one. I have lots of fun things planned and can’t wait to reconnect with the Scoopers!

  5. Mr. Avery

    Mr. Miller,

    First off, I have to congratulate you for all your accomplishments this summer. You’re every bit deserving of everything you had the opportunity to do.

    I want to wish you luck in the new school year. You definitely head back quite a bit earlier than we do but I look forward to sharing your blog with my students when we head back in a few weeks.

    Thanks for sharing the video. It was absolutely amazing and definitely sends a strong message that it’s so important to continue learning no matter how old you are!

    Mr. Avery

    • John Miller

      Thanks Mr. Avery! I can’t wait until school starts again. I have so many new things planned for my new group of students and I am looking forward to reconnecting 😉

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