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Doing Professional Learning: Part 2

What’s your favorite way to learn? My learning experiences have to be meaningful, memorable, and somewhat personalized, while helping me become better for kids. At conferences and unconferences alike, I look for ways to become better in addressing the Whole Child at 30,000 feet, before landing on one specific path at Read more…


Love for Myals

As a first-time parent, this Easter season especially pulled on my heartstrings. Many religions believe in a sovereign Deity; a book; and an after life. According to the Pew Research Center, there were 2.3 billion Christians living in the world in 2015. It’s especially during this spring season of Easter where Christians Read more…


#AudienceMatters Part IV: My First Microcast

I read about microcasting in Bill Ferriter‘s latest blog: Microcast #001: Publish > Polish. In his blog, Bill credits Aaron Davis for the idea of reflecting thru these brief, audio segments. Bill’s first microcasted topic was about blogging. Thanks to Bill and Aaron, I’m trying something new (to me). This strategy Read more…


#AudienceMatters Part III: More Than Hashtags

Think About This: What is one of your passions? Now: What would you do if that passion was taken away from you? I’m passionate about archiving and sharing resources for education. For the last five years, I’ve been tweeting examples from learning spaces and real life experiences, and hashtagging them Read more…


#AudienceMatters Part II: Viewers, Followers, Friends

Birthed in a simple conversation among friends, #AudienceMatters has grown into a fascinating investigation of social media’s effect on genuine learning, educator authenticity, and the learner’s WHY. Here’s the #AudienceMatters journey so far: October 5, 2017–Kyle Hamstra writes: #AudienceMatters December 24, 2017–Bill Ferriter writes: Audience Doesn’t Matter January 6, 2018–Bill Read more…


Between Sketchnotes and Text

The great ones all have their thing. Some express their learning through sketchnotes, symbolizing deep learning with simple graphics. Yet, other blogging big-timers compose their reflections mostly in text only, with very little–if any–pictures. Occasionally, they may include a meme, artwork, presentation slide, or a saying with a landscaped background. Read more…


What Twitter Says About You

Wanna have some fun? You should see What Twitter Says About YOU. Even if you don’t have your own twitter account, your name could still be flying throughout the #twitterverse. What’s tweeted about you in 140, or 280 characters, may be revealing, to say the least. Already, I can guess Read more…


Can I Give 150%?

Blogger’s Note: This is a follow-up to my recent post: Can I Give 200%?. I realize I can’t give 200%. I’m so grateful for all of your comments, guidance, and advice upon my reaching out. I’m blessed with an amazing network of friends. This life experience has changed me. I’m Read more…


You Have to LIVE IT!

I thought I knew. But really? I had NO idea. As my wife and I were expecting our first child, we did everything we could think of to prepare our son for a wonderful welcome to the world. We read books. We prayed. We were constantly monitoring our environment and Read more…


#AudienceMatters

Does audience matter? When composing a presentation for a specific group–Yes. But what about your tweets, blogs, and professional postings on social media? Does audience matter there? At a recent edcamp, I watched two, well-respected educators I really admire openly disagree about the importance of an educator’s audience online. In Read more…


Hashtag With Purpose!

WHY #Hashtag180: To archive, share, and tell your school’s learning journey through curriculum standards and objectives hashtags. We can all learn more when we share resources. But are we really doing this? And if so, are we sharing efficiently and effectively? I’d argue that–with today’s advanced technologies at our fingertips–there’s Read more…