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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 As such, any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.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.
We are in the midst of Pursuing our Passions as we work through our #PassionateScholars Project. My Scholars are researching a topic that is important to them. I have decided to try out the 20% Project and allow my students to research a topic of their own choosing. This topic should be one that they feel […]
Here are some of the videos that were created as part of our #PassionateScholars Project. The Goal of the assignment was to create a video that introduces the class to their research subjects. I wanted them to pay attention to the subject matter so that the viewing audience would get a sense of what they […]
TodaysMeet is…? TodaysMeet is a backchannel chat platform that was designed for teachers and provides an online space for anyone to share resources, ask questions and discuss text. TodaysMeet allows teachers to create a room that helps guarantee student success. Regardless of the subject, backchannel rooms can lead to full engagement encouraging learning that is […]
Just noted my list of frequently visited pages. I wonder what this says about me. ??? Uhhhh, I work too hard maybe…. Just noticed how many windows I have open. I know that this means that I do too much multi-tasking.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]