I started the AprilBlogADay challenge late, but am so glad I got to be a part of this. I began my blog about three and a half years ago, and have struggled with topics and words often since then. The struggle got a little easier when I stopped focusing on writing it for someone … More Three Ways #AprilBlogADay Has Impacted Me
I truly am a lifelong learner. I’m someone who loves to learn new things (as long as they interest me). I go to as many professional conferences that I can. I am on Twitter and LinkedIn every day reading great updates and finding links to valuable blogs and resources. All of these are positive ways … More My Experiences as a Learner
I have spent a lot of time thinking about this particular topic today and kept coming up blank. What I have thought of, however, is an extremely common technology practice that I don’t agree with. All over the place, it’s the high schools that get the latest technology. Their old devices get pushed down to … More Worst Technology Advice Ever
How to build a more powerful classroom by letting go, could really be, “How can I create a more powerful community by letting go?” This is a question, and something to strive for in any community: school, industry, faith, family… It involves relinquishing control. This is easier for some than it is for others. … More How to Build a More Powerful Classroom by Letting Go
I love to read. This is not news to anyone who knows me, or has read some previous blog posts. I would choose to read a good novel over just about any other activity. I’m not normally a “bandwagon” reader. If a book comes out and is wildly popular, I tend to not want to read … More Oh. My. Goodness.
I have spent time as a classroom teacher (most of my career), as a reading specialist that pulled out small groups of students referred to as “bubble kids”, an ELL instructor, and a district administrator. I enjoyed some positions more than others, but the commonality among them all is that I have appreciated each … More Education: What’s Love Got to Do With It?
How transparent should educators be? Very. Transparency is more than just a buzzword or the name of an ancient instructional tool (Vis a Vis markers anyone?). Teachers have long been encouraged to be more transparent in their teaching/learning goals for the day by telling the students what the learning objective is, and even posting the … More How transparent should our profession be?