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One Small Change 2

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. Checkered Flag! Analyzing race results right there on the spot was another 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…


Winning the #Edtech Race

My elementary learners are loving one of their most exciting STEM experiences ever, and I’m having a hard time dealing with it. It’s true. I’m pulling over for a pitstop to adjust my game plan. I need to reconfigure my setup. I had envisioned exactly how I wanted this race to 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…


Teaching On A Cart: 360°

For thirteen years, I was in my box. Literally, in the rectangular prism classroom, every inch was dedicated to fifth graders mastering math and science objectives. Unfortunately, my mental approach was somewhat in a box, too. The classroom was a safe place for specifically planned events to occur year after 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…