#Intentional: Teaching, Training, Trolling Toxic Education

So, I quit.  Friday was my last day.  I spent the beginning of the weekend giggling at the idea of NOT having to pick out an outfit to wear to work on Monday because... I don't work for anyone anymore. Wait. I work for me now.  With that in mind, I spent the backend of …

#Intentional: Why.. . Revisited

This year has been all about the intentional: thinking it through, having conversations and reflecting on it all. Making decisions that can shift and shake foundations in my life and the lives of those around me.  It's September and there are several cracks in the foundation.  Things are going well. A couple of weeks ago, …

#Intentional: Why?

This past week, as part of the preparations to begin another school year, the middle school team I now belong to sat down with our leader and became as one.  Nothing new about that.  Teams of teachers around the world have the "pregame pep talk".  During her talk, she spoke of something that, at the …

Scholastic Karma

The school year starts for me August 7th with a week of PD and room decoration and planning. I'm at a new school, ready to do what I do with much passion: teach.  As I left my old school, I was in a minor panic about who would replace me and if he or she …

#Intentional: Must Have Apps: Lesson Planning and Assessment

As the new school year looms in the visible future, it's time to start thinking about what tech tools I'll be using this year.  New school, new way of doing things, but some things, for me never change. Most experts in edtech suggest having a tool box with 8 apps in it that you use …