As we approach the end of the school year for our students, I can’t but reflect on a phrase recently brought to my attention by my PLN #leadupchat: “if it ain’t broke, break it.” Listen once more: “If it ain’t broke, break it.” There is power in this statement dear readers. In education, with the present […]Read more "Disruptive Innovation."
I am fortunate to have stumbled upon my passion, and to be living it each day: being a teacher. However, being a teacher is so much more than any single individual can describe. It is an embodiment, and one which I am deeply passionate about as it is so personal to me (particularly related to […]Read more "#teachingis."
#aprilblogaday PLN, apologies. “Blog A Day” has turned into, “Blog A Week.” But this one has been 137 days coming, which makes the lack of “postings” completely legitimate (right?) I reflect on this week as one of the highlights of my career; a success (despite hiccups of failure no doubt!) For what you don’t know is that those […]Read more "137 Days Later."
Shame on me, but I wasn’t accountable for yesterdays #aprilblogaday challenge. I ultimately ended up calling it a day at the half-time of the NCAA Tournament (which was a feat in itself to stay up for.) It was the first day back from Spring Break, and I was quickly reminded of the mental and physical exhaustion […]Read more "What it Means to be an Edu-Hero."
This post may be short, but none-the-less, it will (hopefully) serve as a positive message in your day today, dear reader. This post deviates from the prescribed topics, from all components of education – a non-negotiable action needed in all educators lives so we remain “in balance.” When the #aprilblogaday challenge started, I’d never heard of the book All […]Read more "[Read] Outside Your Comfort Zone."
When I first began understanding the power of the “twitter world,” one educator I became quite fond of due to her passion, vision, and innovative style was, and is still to this day, Pernille Rip. She is a remarkable educator, and one that consistently challenges me to reflect, and own my role in pushing the […]Read more "High-Stakes Learning: Moments of Humanity"
Yesterday was a difficult day in numerous ways, but more so as my sister opened our lunch conversation with the following: “Why don’t more teachers show pride in the profession? It doesn’t seem as if we are a profession even in the eyes of teachers.” Yikes. It was a legitimate question, and one which no doubt […]Read more "Shifting the Conversation"