Monthly Archives: April 2015

Three Ways #AprilBlogADay Has Impacted Me

  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. … Continue reading

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My Experiences as a Learner

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 … Continue reading

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Worst Technology Advice Ever

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 … Continue reading

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How to Build a More Powerful Classroom by Letting Go

  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, … Continue reading

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Oh. My. Goodness.

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. … Continue reading

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Education: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

  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 … Continue reading

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How transparent should our profession be?

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 … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop Pretending

Day #22: When it comes to education, what are the things that we have to stop pretending? This is a tough question for me, because I feel like it is so subjective.  Each district, each school, and even each department … Continue reading

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Preparing For Tomorrow’s Change Today

Confession: I was too busy to even think about blogging since last Thursday.  But, since I am the teacher-pleasing, sit in the front row, kind of student, I feel the need to catch up on the topics I missed.  So, … Continue reading

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PLC vs. PLN and the Benefits of Both

  I can’t really describe the emotion I have after walking away from discussing something I’m passionate about with a like-minded individual.  The thought I have if generally, “Wow.  She actually gets it.”  I’m energized, I’m excited, and I’m typically … Continue reading

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