#Intentional: Live to Learn

I have been reflecting a lot recently on my life, my career, my passions, goals, and plans for the future.  If my father were here, he'd peer over his glasses and matter of factly suggest that I'm having a midlife crisis.  Except, I don't feel as if I am in crisis.  I'm actually pretty calm …

#Intentional: PLNs, Hostile Takeovers and Small Challenges

So, to recap, I quit my job on September 15th. A week ago. Ten thousand twenty minutes ago. Six hundred one thousand two hundred seconds ago. It has been the best week ever. The clarity I've had this week has been amazing. Who knew I could finish studying for the GCE Level 2 exam in …

#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 …

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 …