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August 16, 2016

Preparing for the New Adventure

Making big changes in our lives after we've grown comfortable is always a challenge, but the possibilities are so exciting and offer so much potential. It is how we work with those realities that determines how successful we will ultimately become. So I'm ready to jump into this journey, both feet together, eyes wide open, heart and mind open as well.

July 31, 2016

Voxer Etiquette 101

Voxer is a versatile tool and it's bringing great people together, but we still need to be mindful of what and how we're using it.

July 29, 2016

When the School Dreams Start Earlier Than Usual

It's normal to feel nervous about change. There are many moving parts and the unknown is always, well, unknown until it isn't anymore. My subconscious understands this and allows me to work through the concerns while I sleep, so that I can wake up and be the best version of myself when the time comes.

July 27, 2016

Does Teaching Get Easier With Time?

Being an educator requires constant growth. We're always on a stage. Students and colleagues notice everything and since we want to model best behaviors, we must be aware of ourselves. There are many lessons to be learned and taught in non-teaching situations and they happen all of the time around students. One thing is for sure, we definitely recognize that faster and take more opportunities to use authentic moments as teachable.

July 25, 2016

Throwing Out Grades Is Not Without Its Challenges

By getting rid of grades, students can focus on what they know and can do and develop strategies for skills and content they have yet to master. This is a much more inclusive teaching philosophy because no one is expected to be the same.

July 21, 2016

Conference Learning Should Be Participatory

As we continue to move forward with education reform, we need to model the changes we expect to see in classrooms in the learning we get. It's so important for leaders and learners to see how it's done.

July 14, 2016

Professional Growth Is From Me, Nowhere Else

At the end of the day, we make our own opportunities, so we can't complain about what isn't happening, but rather focus on what can be done and take that action accordingly. The best learning experiences are the one we create for ourselves both in and out of school, so go find them.

July 07, 2016

Repetition or Redundancy or Repetition and Redundancy

Twitter will always be a go-to place for resources and networking and I will continue to funnel my efforts into helping others find what I have been fortunate enough to experience on it. But it is all with a balance and I've been fortunate enough to find that too.

June 23, 2016

Myth Debunking: My Top Early Career Teaching Myths

Every choice I have made in my career has happened for a reason. Every person who I've encountered has influenced and better informed my educational experience pushing me to achieve more inside and outside of my classroom. It's in this way, that I could truly model the love of learning (even with its setbacks) for my students.

June 21, 2016

Try a Voxer Book Group for Summer PD

If you're looking for a great way to push your learning and to collaborate with folks who may not be close by, Voxer is a great technology solution to bridge the gap and time. Folks can contribute from all over the world and the stories and sharing can really add depth the learning from the text. Plus there is something actionable about being accountable to a group that makes the reading happen.

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