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From Abstract to Hands-On

As a younger, fifth grade science teacher (not too long ago), I made a lot of mistakes that I wish I could go back and redo. When speaking to a parent about our North Carolina fifth grade weather standards recently, some of these past mistakes came back to me. Mistake Read more…


Are We Sharing Resources Efficiently?

Teachers are working harder than ever. They’re doing more–with less–again. Many times, it feels like these circumstances are out of our control. Here’s something we can control. We can control how we’re helping each other as fellow educators in a challenging profession. We can control how we share resources. We can Read more…


#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…


The #ncties That Bind

It’s about celebrating moments with people. I love the conference experience, because I love people and their stories. When learners of all ages meet face-to-face to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and continue seeking ways to make teaching and learning better for all–That’s powerful! To me, conferences are not 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…


North Carolina Curriculum Hashtags

Special Note: North Carolina Curriculum Hashtags also available in Google Doc and PDF. Blogger’s Note: #Hashtag180 is a living, breathing work in progress. Check back  often! We want your feedback! We’re all in this together to share learning and teaching resources to become better for our learners. WHY: 10 Reasons Why You Should Hashtag Curriculum 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…


#Hashtag180: Look Out for Learning!

Blogger’s Note: I created #Hashtag180 for educators to share resources, specifically, by hashtagging curriculum standards and objectives. What if educators tweeted examples of curriculum, and then hashtagged their tweets with curriculum objectives? Let’s connect as a global community to make experiences better for our learners! The beauty of #Hashtag180 is Read more…


#Hashtag180: How To Hashtag North Carolina Science Essential Standards

Blogger’s Note: Officially beginning April, 2017, I’m excited to launch a movement that will connect educators and resources worldwide to improve student learning. #Hashtag180 is created BY educators FOR educators. Let’s make student learning experiences better! WHY: 10 Reasons Why You Should Hashtag Your Curriclum WHY: Here’s Why You Should Hashtag Your Read more…