The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.
In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time and I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various thoughts, opinions and ideas around my brain. As such, any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
I share, I learn and therefore I grow.
I am presenting at the Reform Symposium Online Conference. Here is a link to the presentation schedule in Central time. With my state’s shift to Common Core State Standards, we are all charged with the responsibility of being literacy teachers and my session is designed to share resources about ways to fuse literacy strategies and More >
When is it time to stop learning? NEVER!! I have recently decided to follow the BlogAMonth topics and the topic for June deals with Summer Professional Development. I have over-committed myself and I have already failed 1/6 online courses that I signed up for. oops June PD Teacher Leader Summit held at the Morial Convention More >
One thing about being connected and online is the question of how much do you share and how much do you keep to yourself. As I watch this video for the 2nd time and cry for the 2nd time, I am reminded of a time when I almost asked my 11 year old why she More >
As I recap what I did this year, I can honestly say that I did some good things, some mediocre things and some negative things. I can honestly say that. No ifs and buts about it. I did not give 100% 100% of the time. No excuses. My goal is to increase the good and decrease More >
I spent this morning with educators from all over the world and I loved it!!! We talked about sites and resources that we can use to help make our lives easier, make our students more engaged and provide a platform for our students to share their work. We met online and we talked, laughed, inspired and More >
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 is the first of 2 events to promote Reform Symposium Free Online Conference #RSCON5, July 11-13th, 2014. Sunday’s half day minicon will be held from 9:30am to 1pm EDT and will feature musical guest Jason Levine and keynote speaker Steven Anderson. I am honored to be presenting for the technology smackdown event More >
From time to time I re-evaluate what I currently do and what I have done in the past. One of these re-evaluation reflection sessions led me back to the realization that bringing in the news needs to be a necessary part of my classes. I can’t teach children about how literature is reflected in their More >