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Transforming Teacher Evaluation

I’m reflecting on some great conversations with classmates, colleagues, and friends today. After many AHA moments, hypotheses, and healthy debates, I’ve finally come to a place of peace… And bold prediction: The digital portfolio will replace traditional teacher evaluation tools. Soon.  But it’s way more than just replacing a tool. This Read more…


#WhyIBlog: Beyond My Standards

While attending my district’s WCPSSITLMS Convergence Learning Symposium three years ago, I was listening to George Couros present reasons why educators should build their own digital portfolio. Online features would include a professional profile as an about.me page, sharing resources through social media, and reflecting on our experiences through blogging. Read more…


Making Professional Learning Better: REDOing Webinars

Getting the most out of our professional learning matters because schools are shelling out time, money, and resources for their educators to get better in their practice, and, ultimately, to make teaching and learning better for kids. But are we getting–at least–a fair return on our investments? We’ve all been Read more…


#HamstraHighlights Turns Two

Two years ago today, I launched #HamstraHighlights. Here’s why it means so much to me. This is where I read, write, research, reflect, interact, learn, and grow. I’m in charge of my entire professional portfolio, including why, how, and what I learn. The ownership is real. That matters. Ranging in Read more…


About That Conference

Really? Are you still unpacking and processing your latest professional learning experience? Good. You should be. Here’s why… For any professional learning experience, including local, state, national, and international conferences; unconferences like edcamps, techcamps, or smackdowns; weekly twitter chats; or even what some still call professional development just down the Read more…