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Check It At The Door?

I love blogging. It truly helps me deeply process those experiences that mean so much to me. This reflecting helps me think through things, research what I don’t know, check my blind spots, and even revisit the archive to see where I may have been… wrong, misguided, or simply inexperienced Read more…


Check It At The Door

Lights. Camera. Action! In this season, holiday performances are sounding off in schools all across the country. The research is done. The play—scripted. The costumes—fitted. For months, performers have been working extremely hard preparing for their one shining moment. Finally—as if in slow-motion—the curtain opens, unveiling the culmination of an Read more…


Best. Advice. Ever. Part II

With whom are you surrounding yourself? Hopefully, you’re surrounding yourself with people who help you #becomebetter. A huge part of growing in your personal and professional walk is being open to listening to and hearing advice from others. Depending on how you receive that feedback and differentiate it to meet your needs, Read more…


Do Relationships Equal Learning?

Do Relationships Equal Learning? If you’re a young educator or new to twitter, you may be led to believe that relationships with students and colleagues are easily forged and directly translate into meaningful learning experiences and higher test scores. To the average onlooker or twitter chat participant, it may appear Read more…


Meandering Time Management

I haven’t blogged in over a month. I’ve been busy. But everyone says that, right? While each one of us has the same amount of time every day, it’s how we spend that time that can change our lives, make or break a relationship, or even alter our doors of Read more…


4 Reasons to Morning Meeting

Let’s talk! Getting to know each other can help us learn together. This year, our staff has conducted Morning Meetings every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For the first fifteen minutes of the day, students circle up, engaging in teacher-prompted greetings and shares. The Greeting Greetings may involve practicing a firm Read more…


Edcamp Revamped

Not an edcamp. Not a conference. What I’m proposing is right in the middle. I’m a huge fan of the edcamp model–Educators voluntarily getting together face-to-face on a Saturday morning to talk about how to make learning and teaching better? Are you kidding me? I’m THERE! I’d go to an Read more…


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