Tag Archives: Inspiration-Motivation


Happy National Teachers Day!

In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to recognize teachers with a celebratory day all their own.  Since then, the date of National Teacher Day has bounced around a bit until 1985, when the National Education Association declared the first week of May National Teacher Appreciation Week and the first Tuesday of that month


Does Technology Matter Yet?

Is using technology in the classroom important? Is there really any educational benefit to integrating technology across content areas? In the latest issue of Express, educators speak about why and how they use technological resources in the classroom. As you read throught the articles, think about how much of this you already do!!! Technology and


No Blogging, No Civilization

  I just finished reading a great blog post, FROM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT! This H.S. student blog post (see my earlier post: Learning How to be Unschooly) is right on point with an article I just read about a recent PEW research report (here’s the whole report if you’re interested) on student writing, blogging,


Learning How to Be Unschooly

Background info: Earlier this month, on Youth Twitter, a student in South Korea, Soojin wrote, “just my opinion about youthtwitter: schooly. concrete.” Hannah, a student in Philadelphia, answered her on Youth Twitter, “I think Alan’s survey is a good example of how not to be ‘schooly’. Students should ask questions of each other and interact.”


Save the Short Story

Recently, I took a look back at my notes from Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind & instantly honed in on his thoughts about Storytelling: “The Conceptual Age can remind us what has always been true but rarely been acted upon- we must listen to each other’s stories and that we are each the authors


Trust. Then Verify.

Below is a message I received from a colleague after attending the DEN virtual conference last weekend. She’s a Kindergarten teacher in NJ & she said it was ok to share it with you- I’d like to share it for a couple of reasons: 1. It’s always energizing to see digital immigrants thinking & talking