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”

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”

Learning on the Road

One of my favorite things about our Sunday surf trips, other than the surfing, is the time spent in the car with my boy. We have some pretty cool conversations as we drive the forty-five minutes from the city to the coast.  We watch football matches come to life on the side of the road,Continue reading “Learning on the Road”

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”

Learning While Leading

Technology in the classroom opens up a myriad of questions, but also presents fantastic opportunities.  Students have been using technology inappropriately since the beginning of education (finger nails on the chalkboard, games of pencil break, spitballs, those jumping things you make with paper clips). Our job is to present students with technology use that enhancesContinue reading “Learning While Leading”

Projects and Organization

This week absolutely flew by.  I’ve got enough projects in the works that it is definitely keeping me on my toes.  This week I submitted my Google Certified trainer application as I’m wrapping up the series of Certified Educator trainings for our staff.   I’m not sure what the results of the trainings will be.Continue reading “Projects and Organization”

#AEC2016 Reflecting on leading professional learning

I’ve just finished my first real conference presentations.  I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of the AISA Educator’s conference in Johannesburg this year.  It was a fantastic, challenge that has my mind spinning and exhausted.  Three days of  two and a half hour each morning and afternoon sessions will wearContinue reading “#AEC2016 Reflecting on leading professional learning”

Busy

I have to admit,as I entered this year with a newly created position, I was worried about staying busy.  Would I sit in my office alone all day?  Would people come to me for help?  Would they want me to come to their classrooms and co-teach with them?  The future was not very certain. In short, no,Continue reading “Busy”

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”