Adolescence is fundamentally about the process of identity formation and individualism. The time in life to start asking the question: What do I want to do with my one wild and precious life? Teachers reflect at the end of the school day and even on into weekends. This past Thursday, a colleague and I were listening, […]Read more "Guest Post via @readersleadpd: Creating a Culture of Connectedness through High School Advisory"
Two years ago I pulled my son from a STEM charter school. It was a very good school, full of dedicated teachers, the latest technology. Parent/student nights were held often, involving STEM activities engaging families to build roller coasters with pieces of paper, marbles, and tape dispensers; parachutes with tissue paper and yarn. We were […]Read more "Guest Post via @madmommy: The Role of Technology in Homeschool Environments"
I am in my same role this year as an instructional coach and I couldn’t be more excited!!! During the summer I had the opportunity to present CCS Tech Camp featuring #hyperdocs, #symbaloo and #blogging! I enjoyed helping other educators learn how to use digital resources in their classrooms. I also did my first Ignite Talk about Twitter at […]Read more "Guest Post via @ndnred: New School Year"
Teacher professional development… Dreaded? Boring? Transforming? Something in between? I have been teaching for 11 years. During my career, I have participated in dozens of professional development courses/workshops/lectures. Some of them were dull, some–rather intriguing. Some were simply turned into faculty meetings. Some had nothing to do with students learning or teaching. Some put us […]Read more "Guest Post via @DariaPizzuto: 6 Non-conformist Ways to Teacher Professional Development"
I just got back from a “vacation” to my parents’ house in southern Illinois. I do not put vacation in quotes because we had a bad time, we had a blast. But I put vacation in quotes because there was a lot of hard work, what I call grinding, going on. I was able to […]Read more "Guest Post via @ClarksRoom: Grindin"
EdCamp Leadership 2017 in Baker County Florida The Value of Social Learning Networks for Educators by William Jackson Educator in elementary and higher education The infusion of technology in education requires that educators rely on each other to create opportunities for instant and relevant professional development. Creating PLN’s – Professional Learning Networks that share information from tech to […]Read more "Guest Post via @wmjackson: The Value of Social Learning Networks for Educators"
Last week I finished the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. If you have never heard of it, this book is about how we think. More specifically, it’s about how we think about thinking, how most decisions are made much quicker than we realize, and how our brain makes decisions without us truly recognizing that we have made […]Read more "Guest Post via @ClarksRoom: Blink"