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#GridSciNC

Teaching and learning science can be challenging. Let’s help each other! In a recent district meeting for elementary science teachers, several educators were discussing platforms and methods for sharing ideas on improving science instruction. While we were having fun populating a google doc with online spaces and resources, it became Read more…


One Small Change

It’s not about having the best lesson ever. It’s not about adding a TON of extra work to your To-Do List. It is about how one small change can make a BIG difference. It is about how one small change can meaningfully enhance a learning experience. What's the buzz? @Suggs12345 Read more…


On the Grid?

This did NOT go as planned–But is it still On the Grid? I’ve read so many posts about perfectly planned, extremely well-executed learning experiences that produced expected–and occasionally beyond–results. But I’m taking my friend Starr Sackstein‘s advice, here. Striving for authenticity, I’m also blogging about experiences that did NOT go Read more…


Rising Above the Storm

Life-or-death situations can really bring out the best and worst in people. In today’s world of divisive rhetoric, the latest lightning strike is just a tweet away. Yet beyond humanity’s control, weather has a way of eroding every last sediment–or sentiment–of wishy-washy feelings away. A once-static autopilot deep within us 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…


Hashtag A Community Around Your Curriculum

Twitter is powerful. Tweets can evoke responses, start movements, and create communities. Who can forget when George Couros rocked the Twitterverse with this teacher invitation? I share this same passion for Twitter in education, however, my journey was unique… I love science. I love creating opportunities for students to love Read more…