Pioneers turned Settlers

My classroom was like an old western movie. I often thought of myself as a “white hat” and there were times when I certainly went “cowboy” […]

Why Every Teacher Should Go See “Hidden Figures”

Last month I saw the movie “Hidden Figures” and I was so incredibly inspired. I am a former English teacher, so my love is words […]

Does this PLC Cover Me?

The idea of a Professional Learning Community, a PLC, is awesome. I want to sit with other professionals and participate in critical conversations around student work, […]

One Good Strategy

Early learners of anything flounder. Their learning is almost visible in their struggles. It is easy to forget how little things can make a big impact. […]

Three Things about SAMR

Recently I listened to SAMR described in a new way which changed my opinion of its immediate usefulness with educators. When you view popular SAMR graphics you may […]

Please Don’t Ruin Twitter

I watched that last election. I know how everything is suddenly different. Like when cars made horses obsolete. Like when radio and then television made […]

My Blog Story #EduBlogsClub

I am participating in a couple of Blogging Challenges to stay engaged on my blog and to mix up the content. I would love for […]

2017 Blogging Goals

Happy New Year! Sorry, should I whisper? Ready or not, you woke up to a new year today! What are you going to do with […]

Lead Nobody

Have you ever noticed that something is missing from some leaders? Like followers? How did that happen and how can you avoid falling into that […]

What your TPACK is Missing

The TPACK graphic is compelling. The complex relationship between the demands of teaching are well represented. And ideally balanced. The overlapping sweet spots are easily […]

Move Your Content: Version 1 to Version 2

Throughout teaching you encounter many versions of things. There are parent/student perceptions, there are versions of assignments for different IEPs, and there is what the lunch […]

❄ Snow Day 101: Invest or Wing It? ❄

I have fond memories of listening to the snowplow rumble by my house around 6:00 AM and fancying I could tell by the sounds it […]

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