See You Later, Alligator!

The second to the last day of school, it started. For weeks, we'd been telling our 8th graders what was coming, how they'd become reflective about their middle school experience and possibly begin panicking about high school.  They, naturally, balked at it all.  They were powerful, they were 8th graders. I was standing with my …

Getting Serious About It: My Journey to Google Certified Trainership

About eighteen months ago, I reflected on becoming Google Certified. At the time, I was focused on becoming a Certified Educator, had done my research, looked into taking the exams, actually took a couple and bombed them miserably and decided to step back and think this goal through more thoroughly.  I've read a few articles …

#MyInnovativeYear: Organizing the Book Study

In my last installment of #MyInnovativeYear, I talked about the summer book study I'm going to facilitate in a few weeks.  I am so excited about it I wake up each morning thinking of new and different ways to deliver the content and engage the learners and use my newly learned skills with Hyperdocs (oh …