Category Archives: Five Friday Faves

My favorite characteristics in Ed Leaders

I had the privilege of spending the last two days in the schools of Pendergast Elementary in Phoenix, Arizona.  The principals were welcoming, the teachers inviting, and the students’ enthusiasm was invigorating.  The mornings of both days were spent doing site … Continue reading

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Five Reasons I Love My Job

This past summer I made the switch from public school educator to entrepreneur.  I get to use my years of experience as a classroom teacher and district-level curriculum director to impact schools around our country as an educational consultant and trainer. … Continue reading

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Five Friday Faves – Small things that bring me big joy

        This week has been crazy busy (seems like that is the case more than it should be), and that means that my Five Friday Faves topic didn’t get thought about until this morning.  I just dropped my … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite Places in Indiana

Growing up, I didn’t enjoy many of the facets to living in Indiana.  It’s funny how, while life gets busier as you get older, you notice the little things more.  While I love to travel and experience new places, I’m … Continue reading

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Five Favorite (YA) Fiction Books(ish)

I love to read.  I mean, really, really, really like it.  I enjoy reading a variety of genres, but definitely prefer fiction for my pleasure reading.  Typically, if someone asks me my favorite book, I just sit there blank-faced.  Most avid … Continue reading

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Five Favorite Formative Assessment Tools

I hope all educators would agree on the importance of formative assessment.  What we might disagree on is the method for assessing.  Maybe you have your “quizzes” all made up from previous years.  Maybe your district requires everyone to administer … Continue reading

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Five Friday Faves (laughing/word choice edition)

What do you do when you have been out of town most of the week, and have a son wake up with the stomach flu Friday morning?  You come up with a lame fun topic for Five Friday Faves. I … Continue reading

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