#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: 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 …

#Intentional: The Summer of Learning Dangerously

I'm addicted to learning.  If I'm not in the midst of researching something new or learning a new skill, I feel as if my life has no meaning.  I've been told there's a cure for this.  I don't want it.  (damn, that sounded like lyrics to a R&B oldie, huh?)  I love learning dangerously.  I'll …

#Intentional: Making PD Personal

https://www.edsurge.com/research/guides/how-teachers-are-learning-professional-development-remix

I read the book, Hidden Figures this winter.  Amazing story about amazing women doing amazing things.  So amazing! (ok, I"ll stop now)  One thread that kept showing up in this story has inspired me.  Each of the women profiled (there were several more than highlighted in the movie version of the story), worked hard to …

#Intentional: Education is NOT a Competition

It´s testing season.  Those who follow this blog with any amount of regularity (its ok, I don´t follow it with any real regularity either) know, I HATE testing season.  All focus regarding LEARNING is out the door and the universe as we know it becomes this ¨prepare them¨ center of zombie-like insanity. Case #1:  My …