Living the digital Life… It’s not a Generational Thing

Recently my twelve year old daughter asked my husband and I the following question: “I feel so upset when elderly people tell me I don’t have it as hard as they did, was life more difficult then than it is now? I think it’s different and we have challenges that they didn’t have, but it’sContinue reading “Living the digital Life… It’s not a Generational Thing”

Achieving Balance…or NOT!

There is a lot of talk about balance, work-life balance. At one time I read a book about achieving balance. It recommended you plan out your day and prioritize what percentage of your day gets that amount of your focused attention. While in theory that sounded like a great idea, in reality it didn’t work…Continue reading “Achieving Balance…or NOT!”

Learning Is “Egg”cellent Even for the “Egg”spert

For the past few springs in our district our Elementary Science Coordinator @tkmotley attempts to provide every elementary classroom K-5 a “live animal” for the life science curriculum. In first grade this means “chicks.” Yes, the furry, yellow, cheeping kind. However, the “chicks” don’t come chirping. Our students, district-wide, get the thrill of waiting 21Continue reading “Learning Is “Egg”cellent Even for the “Egg”spert”

What is my WHY?

Recently my assistant superintendent, Rob Thornell, wrote a post titled “Never Forget Why You Started?”  It got me to thinking.  After sharing with fellow #blogamonth-er and creator of the #BlogAMonth Challenge, Drew Frank (@ugafrank) via Twitter, the importance for educators to constantly be mindful of why we do what we do, I had a planContinue reading “What is my WHY?”

#TCEA15 Reflections: Pedagogy & Heart

This was my second year to attend #TCEA15 (Texas Computer Education Association) Convention and Expo. Often I found myself wanting to attend multiple sessions at the same time or being torn between spending time having incredible face to face conversations and making the next session. I can’t say I solved my dilemma, but I wasContinue reading “#TCEA15 Reflections: Pedagogy & Heart”

#BeUncommon in 2015

The year of 2014 has been a year of tremendous growth for me as an educator and personally. As I began to consider my first blog post of 2015 already a week ago, I struggled for words. When you are in a state of continuous improvement and growth, resolutions seem a bit unnecessary. I didn’tContinue reading “#BeUncommon in 2015”

Giving the Perfect Gift…

  As I sit in front of the fire relaxing with presents wrapped, Chex mix baking in the oven and homemade chilli on the stove, I reflect on the profession that I and so many other educators love with a deep abiding and passionate love. I consider myself and these educators expert gift givers. TimeContinue reading “Giving the Perfect Gift…”

Sowing Seeds and Reaping the Harvest…

I have been reflecting a lot lately on my role as an Instructional Technology Coach. This position in education is at the cusp of innovation and change.  A wonderful place to be if you are all about “new and different” and a very uncomfortable place to be if you fear change. My practice of reflectionContinue reading “Sowing Seeds and Reaping the Harvest…”

My Edublog Awards #eddies14 Nominations

As this year comes to a close and I think about my growth as an educational and personal blogger (thanks to #blogamonth), it seems only appropriate to promote the Edublog Awards #eddies14 and post and promote those who I have nominated. To nominate your own blog favorites go click here and fill out the form. Continue reading “My Edublog Awards #eddies14 Nominations”

Take a #Selfie…

Oxford Dictonaries Word of the Year for 2013 was selfie. We see them being taken everywhere we go.  You ask any “tween” and they can tell you the best way to take a selfie. It has completely infiltrated our culture. So, do selfies have a place in education? I would argue, absolutely. As educators weContinue reading “Take a #Selfie…”

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