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June 07, 2016

Lessons Learned Preparing for TED That Will Inform Future Teaching

Bring your passion to what you do and that will read when you share. I'm extremely passionate about my subject matter and because I'm being me, the audience will tell. My story is one that I'm proud to share and I'm glad I had the chance to share it.

March 08, 2016

If Education Is Going to Change, Teacher Prep Needs to First

As educational philosophy continues to shift based on current research, new teacher programs must reflect the reform in the classroom environment. It seems sad and weird that folks coming out of traditional programs are still learning what I learned so long ago with little modification. This needs to change

February 21, 2016

Teaching Is Truly a Joyous Profession

Aside from the relationships we develop, teaching never gets boring. Every day is an adventure filled with the unexpected. Learning experiences around every corner and not just for the kids, for us too. After all, teaching challenges the core of who we are people, pushing us to try to be better.

February 07, 2016

Sharing #WhyITeach, Wondering Why You Do

Regardless of our role in a school community we must be deeply connected with the reasons why we participate in this process so we can enact the most transformational moments possible.

February 04, 2016

Why Does "MY" Voice Matter?

Too often teachers exclaim, "I'm JUST a classroom teacher; why does MY voice EVEN matter?" And the simple answer is because it does. Each one of us has a unique perspective that carries with it experience and learning that begs to be shared. By nature, teachers want to give but often put themselves ...

January 31, 2016

Why It's Time to Elevate and Celebrate Teachers and Teaching

Educators need to be appreciated; it makes all of the challenging parts of the job easier.

January 03, 2016

Want To Know What's Wrong With Averages?

Would you want to be judged by the mean of your experience or would you want people to know the depths and levels of your progress in specific places? Consider what "average" means before you sit down with your grade book to do report cards and ask yourself how meaningful it really is. Read on to understand why we MUST stop averaging student learning as a means of communication.

December 31, 2015

My #Oneword For 2016 is Metamorphosis

Start your new year with a new #oneword that will chart the course for the future. What will your #oneword be for 2016? Mine is metamorphosis.

December 24, 2015

Top 5 Posts From 2015 - A Retrospective

It's time to make change in education and we must start with assessment. Let's consider a change in the traditional grading system and empower students to focus on learning. Check out these 5 posts that suggest just how we can do that.

December 17, 2015

5 Tips for Implementing Non-Judgment Into Frustrating School Situations

Practicing non-judgment of our humanness is a necessity as an educator, it functions both as a model of how students can do it for themselves and as a reality check for our normal lack of perfection. Read on to find out how to be gentler with yourself.

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