One of the first questions I get from teachers when they first start with station rotation is “How do I know my kids are doing what I’m asking them to do?” I love that this is one of the first things teachers want to know, because it shows me that they’re thinking ahead to the… Read More Accountability In Station Rotations
In June, I attended #ISTE17, the annual conference for the International Society for Technology in Education. This conference is so important to my teaching practice. I get more ideas in this week and connect with educators from around the world in person that I usually learn from in my #PLN. My Professional Learning Network (PLN)… Read More EdTech and Yoga?
Over the last week I’ve read (devoured, really) Lead Yourself First by Raymond M Kethledge and Michael S Erwin. I couldn’t put it down. This book is all about how solitude is absolutely necessary and can improve the work leaders do. As I read it, I found myself shaking my head in agreement and realization… Read More Year 1 of FCPSon and Lead Yourself First
The exhaustion really hit me on the Wednesday of #ISTE. My brain is saturated. I’m tired and feeling less social. 🙂 Being on, having conversation at every turn can really wear me out! This morning I really wanted to get up and make it to #CoffeeEDU with Alice Keeler, but I just couldn’t get… Read More #ISTE17 – Wednesday Recap
Wow! What a day today has been. First – that keynote from Jennie Magiera. She was so powerful with her (more than) five lessons embedded in the stories she told. Most importantly, she encouraged us all to tell our REAL stories. Check out this tweeted sketchnote from my friend, Matt Miller. He’s incredible and captured… Read More #ISTE17 Recap – Tuesday
Just a few highlights as I am WIPED OUT tonight. Whew! First off – breakfast with the #TOSAchat crew! Formerly the #TOSAsWithMimosas breakfast…this year, without mimosas. It is incredible to introduce yourself to someone and hear their voice and realize you’ve known them for ages, that they’ve helped you through rough times, helped you think… Read More #ISTE17 Recap – Monday 6/26
Today’s theme for me was connecting, conversation and inspiration! I started my day with an #EduMatch meetup. #EduMatch is a great group of folks with a goal of connecting educators! Getting together for a meetup lunch today was nothing short of incredible. First, we were in a very cool place – Spaghetti Warehouse – that… Read More #ISTE17 Recap – Sunday 6/25
This year I made the decision to go to ISTE a day early. Last year I got in barely on time for the first event on Sunday. I took an early flight, rushed to the lunch meetup and then felt rushed and behind and exhausted all week because it started that way. Not this… Read More Saturday at #ISTE17
This week was laptop collection. Our 2700+ student 1:1 devices were collected, along with cases and cords. We waited as long as we could to ensure students could complete most of their year with their devices. Our teachers have truly changed how they teach and how our students learn and this tool is critical to… Read More The overwhelming becomes amazing
We hear a lot about helping our students develop problem solving skills and helping them to be resourceful when they hit rough patches. Just last week a teacher I was working with asked me a question to which I didn’t know the answer. I quickly opened up a window and started to search for an… Read More What is most important?