This fall would have marked my 14th year as a public school educator, within the same school division where I attended grades K-12. My formal job titles ranged from Social Studies Teacher, Virtual Instructor, Curriculum Writer, E-Learning Coordinator, Technology Integration Specialist, and Robotics Coach. Beyond the titles, I had the pleasure of working with some […]
If a learner can Google the answer, is it meaningful? Are you teaching students how to wade through information and decipher its validity? Or are you teaching to the end of course test?
I have a confession to make. This time, I am very happy to say, my confession is not for leaving the classroom– I’m backkkkkkkk. Here are my thoughts after the first week serving teachers and students at my new school. There are a core group of educators that inspire me daily. Most of the educators […]
Kindness. It’s such a simple concept yet left out of day-to-day life more than most people would like to admit. NOTE: this is part one of a four part series that will show fun and easy ways to encourage kindness in others throughout the school year. For many of my teachers, today is the last […]
All good teachers know that making assignments, even formal assessments, relevant for students is key to an engaging classroom. And by relevant, I mean…..some sibilance of the outside world. Last month, I had the privilege of teaching the Roaring 20s to an eighth grade class. It was super fun to talk about such a wild […]