Reflecting on my years with #AfricaEd

Almost four years ago I had an idea. I’d participated in a couple of Twitter chats and found them to be great inspiration and full of resources. But none of them seemed to take place during the hours I wanted to engage. The chats that I had found were all based in the US whichContinue reading “Reflecting on my years with #AfricaEd”

The Importance of Playing with Friends

At my school, there is a group of grown men and women who giggle and laugh every time they see each other on campus. Sometimes we just laugh and say to one another, “Wait til Monday.” For the past five years, we’ve had an after school football match for staff. When I first arrived, itContinue reading “The Importance of Playing with Friends”

Blogging Buddies

So I’ve added another point to my to do list and I’m excited about it. I’ve decided to join the ISTE Ed Tech Coaches Blogging Buddies. I’m hoping this will add the incentive back to posting regular blogs. I got off to a great start this year, but definitely fizzled out second semester. So here’s theContinue reading “Blogging Buddies”

Making it count

This week I get the opportunity to lead our secondary staff for an afternoon PD session. I have to be honest, at this point of the year, I’m not really expecting everyone to skip into the room filled with excitement. I’m thinking I’ll most likely need some motivational words to keep my audience from slipping out theContinue reading “Making it count”

Lessons from Lunch Duty

This week we had to move from the field to the MPH due to setting up for the PTO’s annual bazaar that’s happening tomorrow.  As I sat and watched the kids playing volleyball I noticed the following.  To be clear, this isn’t supposed to be a sweeping generalisation about the attitudes or behaviors of boys vsContinue reading “Lessons from Lunch Duty”

Sharing is Caring and Full of Opportunities

As I mentioned last week, I recently made the decision to work through the ISTE Coaching Academy series.  I shared the idea with my PLN and it has quickly grown into more than I anticipated.  Recent conversations have led to the set up an online community for Technology Coaches in AISA.  I made the request toContinue reading “Sharing is Caring and Full of Opportunities”

Priorities, Plants & Plinko days

Here we are on another Friday afternoon. I’ve taken care of an apple for my afternoon snack and I’m ready to reflect. I’m finding my most difficult challenge to be the part of the job that I also like the most.  The constant change of attention that comes from staff stopping by for help, emails forContinue reading “Priorities, Plants & Plinko days”

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”

Tell Me What You See

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m in the midst of a transition from a classroom teacher to a full time Technology Integration Coach position.  I’m currently splitting my time between the two jobs.  I’m excited about the change, but it poses a challenge for my focus on the course 5 project.  I could go about myContinue reading “Tell Me What You See”

The Rise of EdCampAcc

Fair warning. This post has nothing to do with COETAIL, except that I have tried to apply some of what I’ve learned from the courses.  But I’ve got this blog and figure I should use it.  Oh, and it got kind of long, so I broke it into two parts. This is part one. I don’tContinue reading “The Rise of EdCampAcc”