My heart is breaking for my state and her people. Families have lost loved ones (including my dear friend, Adena who blogged about her loss here); others have lost every worldly possession (just one story of a college friend, whose mother lost nearly everything). Yet in the face of such total destruction and devastation, stories emerge… Read More WV Flooding 2016 – the real impact and how to help
In less than a week I’m headed to Denver, Colorado. I’ve not been to that city since I was a teeny tiny baby who slept in a hotel dresser drawer (no pack n plays in those days!!) so I’m super excited to explore the city. But more importantly I’m looking forward to ISTE 2016! ISTE… Read More #ISTE2016: My Game Plan!
I’ve always been a reader. When I was a little kid, my mom had to take the flashlights and books away so I’d go to sleep. (I was really great at hiding an extra book and flashlight and knowing when Mom had already gone to bed and I was safe to get it out again). I’d… Read More Summer Reading
In honor of my last day of work for the year, I wanted to reflect on my first year in my new district. Last month, my partner in blogging (and reflection), Margaret posted her year reflection, based on Ryan O’Donnell who shared his infographic about his year as a TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment), a blog post… Read More My Year in Numbers
Today we feature a post by a guest blogger. Mary Catherine Keating is a Social Studies teacher that I work with at Chantilly HS. Mary Catherine has really pushed herself as an educator this past year. She’s revamped her teaching to truly meet the needs of her students. After a year with her new approach,… Read More What a Difference a Year Makes
We are in full sprint here at the end of the year. We have moved from AP testing straight into our state testing straight into retakes and makeups all the way up to the day we start senior exams and underclass exams. Not to mention the change in schedules and all the sporting events for… Read More What do you hear in the quiet?