Last night I was sitting at the table with my family and said, “I need an idea for my Five Friday Faves post.” My 9yo offered some suggestions that only a 9yo boy could think of. I replied that I really wanted it to be education and/or leadership related. My daughter then threw out some … More Five Friday Faves (Taking-Care-of-Me edition)
I just finished the book, When Mockingbirds Sing, by Billy Coffey. In it, the father of the main character, a psychologist, often puts his work before his wife and young daughter. They excuse this by saying that it’s because he, “loves too much”. As I was lying in bed this morning, having woken an hour and … More Is it possible to love too much?
I fell in love with Periscope, the free live-streaming app created by Twitter, this summer while at ISTE. Free, instant access to events happening around the world – finally! The myriad of ways I could see implementing it in my classroom overwhelmed me in a good way. Kids could periscope our class at any time…
I am a Google fan, it’s true. And this fandom all started back in 2006 when I converted my email over to Gmail. During those early years (cue background monologue music), I mostly used it as a tool for emailing. Surprising, right? (cue sarcastic tone) You know the saying, “I don’t know what I don’t … More My five favorite features of Gmail (that you may or may not even know about)
I remember a couple of years ago when I was in my first year as a curriculum director, and an active Twitter lurker. (Some might argue that label is an oxymoron, but it’s not. I’ve sense moved out of the lurkosphere, but learned many valuable lessons while living there.) I was explaining to a group … More What does it mean to be a Lead Learner?
Some of these websites, webpages, and/or web tools may not be very new to you, but they are all resources that I have discovered within the last month. Each of them makes my life easier, and my online time, more efficient. Spruce – This website allows you to type any message, select the … More Five Friday Faves: Newly Discovered Web Tools Edition
I have had the honor of providing a variety of professional development and trainings for teachers over the past few years. I love that I get to combine two of my passions: education and leadership. But I noticed something a bit frustrating the first time I delivered any kind of training to teachers….It’s much … More Teachers as Learners