Tech Review: Seesaw

I haven't done a tech review in a minute! The "try something new each semester" rule is kicking though, so here we go! So, in my summer PD adventure, I DIDN'T attend a session on a very interesting app called Seesaw. It wasn't intentional; I was busy facilitating my session: Creating Formative Assessments Using Google …

#Intentional: Amplification of Voice

The summer professional development season has begun in full earnest!  I attended and presented at the #evillageNWI conference in Valparaiso this week.  I hadn't intended to participate in this particular conference as it is 4 days before the district conference where I'll be volunteering, but one of the keynote speakers caught my eye. Ken Shelton's …

#Intentional: Someone Saved My Life Tonight…

I've been teaching for 13 years and like most teachers, we aren't always sure if what we've taught be it academic or life skill, made a difference in a child's life.  Some we never see again after they move on from our building; others, we see occasionally, but beyond, "I'm doing well". we just don't …

#Intentional: Race, Education, and Motive for Learning… A Reflection

So John Hopkins did a study.  I like it when they do; they're very good at this sort of thing in the educational realm.  In this study, they looked at black children, grades 3 - 5 and who taught them.  They discovered that for low income black students, having at least one black teacher helped …

#LoveMySchoolDay

I love my school.  I do.  Great co workers, amazing support staff.  The kids are ok too! (ok, they kids are amazing!)  Its something we try to tweet out to the universe as often as possible, but particularly this time of year, as we push through testing season, start to see the light at the …