A New Challenge

My two worlds have collided to bring me my most recent opportunity. The first is the world of connected educators. The second, my mom. Being connected has provided me with a plethora of opportunities, resources and friends. My Twitter world has helped me start an EdCamp and two international chats, be invited to facilitate at a conference, presentContinue reading “A New Challenge”

L'eggo my Ego

Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t work out. Sometimes, when you really want to tell someone to quit complaining and just do what you need to do, you really need to just sit still and listen.  Sometimes, when you only get to ask two of your three questions, someone gets the wrong idea.  And sometimes,Continue reading “L'eggo my Ego”

L’eggo my Ego

Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t work out. Sometimes, when you really want to tell someone to quit complaining and just do what you need to do, you really need to just sit still and listen.  Sometimes, when you only get to ask two of your three questions, someone gets the wrong idea.  And sometimes,Continue reading “L’eggo my Ego”

A Post From the Bleachers

This week my post comes from the bleachers as I’m on my weekly lunch duty assignment. One of the things I love about our middle school is the freedom the students have during their lunch.  They have multiple areas, all outdoors, where they can purchase and enjoy their lunch, and they are free to hitContinue reading “A Post From the Bleachers”

Getting in the Flow or “The Slow Clap”

My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I’m dedicated to looking at this with the beginner’s mind as I go through each day.  My colleagues come to me for help and to learn but IContinue reading “Getting in the Flow or “The Slow Clap””

Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"

My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I’m dedicated to looking at this with the beginner’s mind as I go through each day.  My colleagues come to me for help and to learn but IContinue reading “Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"”

Surfing Safari

As I submit my final project, I’m still working on the unit in the classroom. For various reasons, the timing just didn’t quite work out, but we are about 92.7% finished.  Throughout the unit, the ideas have swelled, broken, and reformed.  They continue to come in waves.  I have so many ideas of where thisContinue reading “Surfing Safari”

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Its always a challenge to work on a project that relies on creating a project with others that will be completed by someone else who has to ask another group for their participation in order to complete the project.  Huh? It creates a bit of a tangled web of planners, participants and producers that looksContinue reading “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”

Turn, Turn, Turn

Life is a process of change. Without change, life is impossible.  Once you accept that with joy, there is no fear. – Thich Nhat Hanh I came across this quote in the past couple of weeks and as I was planning today, it popped back into my head.  If we substitute “teaching” for “life” IContinue reading “Turn, Turn, Turn”