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Four Emerging Trends in Education

I have often heard the adage, “In education, what’s old is new again.” While this is true of some initiatives, I’ve been in education long enough to know these strategies are improved upon as they come around each time. I … Continue reading

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“But that’s not how I learn” – Part 2 of What Student-Driven Learning Really Looks Like

I have had the pleasure of working with an Algebra 2 teacher this year at Crowley ISD in Texas. She applied for a Dell Certified Eductor program in her district and attended my two-day kick-off last fall. She admitted that … Continue reading

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What Student-Driven Learning Actually Looks Like (Hint: It Looks Fun)

Have you ever heard the quote, “When one teaches, two learn”?   This supports the mindset of, “The true strength in our classroom lies in the collaboration of learners, not in the knowledge of one expert.”     Gone are the days … Continue reading

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Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Most don’t have informed opinions (so I’m happy to share mine with them). Many ask me what the … Continue reading

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What are you meant to be?

  I used to play school with my big sister. Of course, being the younger sister, I was always the student. She showed me what it meant to be a learner. For some reason, my younger brother never wanted to … Continue reading

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Preventing Burnout: It’s all in the relationships

I walked into a teacher’s classroom today that I’m coaching in Texas. This is her fifteenth year as a high school physics teacher, but her first in this district. It was easy to see that she was feeling a bit … 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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Why are good teachers leaving the classroom?

My mother retired from teaching after 40+years.  The great part was that she was still at the top of her game.  She primarily taught kindergarten throughout that time.  I have taught K-2 at various times in my career, and I … Continue reading

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Five Friday Faves: Leadership edition

What is the most important character trait in a leader?  Ask that question to ten different people, and you could possibly receive ten different answers.  I always appreciate quotes, tweets, and posts that differentiate between leading and managing; between a leader … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Increase Innovation

  “Research shows 52 percent of employees are frustrated at work because leaders don’t support their ideas or empower their creativity.”  This statement was in the beginning of an article written by Michelle Smith.  I know that I have been … Continue reading

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