It’s Ok to Cry at NCTE.
I only cried 7 times yesterday. And I should clarify – these were not breakdowns of sobs, but rather emotion over lowing my soul to the point where it could try … Continue reading
The De-Isolation of Teachers (Part 3): Making the Day COUNT
We’ve all been there. It’s a few days before a school-wide professional day, and the casual discussion begins. “Do we even know what we are doing that afternoon?” “Well, I … Continue reading
The De-Isolation of Teachers (Part 2): Within School Walls
For many professional educators, our day probably starts lying in bed, mind wandering to the number of tasks, to-do list items, and needs for the school day that we have … Continue reading
The De-Isolation of Teachers: Crowd-sourcing Passion (part one)
In great schools, an intention will exist to value and create time for teachers to collaborate. In the very best, it actually happens- doesn’t just become a dream that disappears … Continue reading
Modeling Leads to Management: 4 Resources Every New (or old!) Teacher Needs
A few years back, someone asked me what I thought was the most important piece of knowledge teachers gain with experience. Without hesitation I responded, “Modeling.” And though experienced teachers … Continue reading
Day 2 in Review at #BLC12: Innovation is Questioning in Action
The energy was flowing at Building Learning Communities today, after igniting our fires yesterday with inspiring sessions and speakers. The theme of the day from my perspective? Ask questions. Ask … Continue reading
#BLC12- Favorites from Day One: Choice and Assessment!
Or should I say “favourites”? The first enjoyable element to notice in November Learning’s Building Learning Communities event is the global sound of accents. Why shouldn’t it be? A community … Continue reading
7 Things Teachers Do During Their Time ON
I spend too much time thinking in blog post and not actually blogging the thought. I do this because I suffer from a disease called: “Everyone is already thinking what … Continue reading
Hands on Algebra? Why yes, thank you!
While school has been out for not even a week, our SAU boldly planned a “Summer Institute” day where mini-workshops would be offered by our own talents. The theory was … Continue reading
Change Agent: Facilitator or Teacher?
Rethink roles. That is where transformation is going to happen in education, if we do it with an open mind, diving in fully clothed, shoes on. When students understand that … Continue reading
What does the successful empowerment of a PLN look like?
I had to buy a new desk chair today. It was inevitable for 2 reasons: First, I start class 2 of 4 in my teaching online program today- Creating and … Continue reading
Twitter Has Made Better Teachers
Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE: 10 Ways Twitter Has Made Better Teachers. link and Twitter points from: The ASIDE Blog link author: Mercer Hall is a teacher at Buckley … Continue reading
Seriously? There is nothing like networking. (This, coming from an Arts integration FANATIC!) And honestly, it is the world of blogging that reveals this not-so-secret, powerful world to me. You … Continue reading
A not-so-brief, brief follow-up…
As I re-read my previous post, I realize I left out an important detail. Last week, someone on Twitter posted this article- my eyes fell on the title and I … Continue reading