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”

From the Couch

This week my reflect and write notification popped up while I was away from the office.  Specifically while I was kicked back on my couch.  Unfortunately, it isn’t a holiday or a fun personal day, but a sick day for my little one.  We had to leave school early today to take her to theContinue reading “From the Couch”

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”

Let's Get It Started

Its time to really start thinking about this project and getting things rolling.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about it for while, I just need to start taking some action. Here’s an outline of my plan. I’m hoping to drastically improve last year’s oral history project that I started with my 8th grade humanities class.  ItContinue reading “Let's Get It Started”

Let’s Get It Started

Its time to really start thinking about this project and getting things rolling.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about it for while, I just need to start taking some action. Here’s an outline of my plan. I’m hoping to drastically improve last year’s oral history project that I started with my 8th grade humanities class.  ItContinue reading “Let’s Get It Started”

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”

All Along the Watchtower

I certainly hope that “education as we know it” will have changed in the next decade.  Although it has certainly struggled to do so over the past 100 years.  There is no doubt that technology has played and will continue to play a part in the development of education.  It would be difficult for itContinue reading “All Along the Watchtower”

Question the Answers

Readings for this week were interesting and I’ll offer some brief thoughts before I get to my learning protein. I’m not a fan of the flipped classroom approach.  I think work at home of any sort is a challenge as there are innumerable variables that students face.  I prefer to keep as much work in class asContinue reading “Question the Answers”

Chalk Dust Torture

I think of my humanities class as basically a project based course. I rarely give paper and pencil tests.  Partly because I hated taking them when I was a student, partly because I hate grading them as a teacher and partly because I just believe there are better ways to demonstrate understanding. Even the GoogleContinue reading “Chalk Dust Torture”