Teaching and Learning

The Backwards Brain Bicycle

A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the Good Habits book I had just finished reading. This week, I’d like to share a fun video I watched on the Backwards Brain Bicycle. We’ve heard the phrase, “It’s just like riding a bike” but what happens when the rules of riding the bike […]

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Personal | Teaching and Learning

Discovering the Power of the Squiggly Line

When I was little, my dad was on the road a lot for work. So when he was home, we’d often go out to dinner so my mom could take a break from cooking. The best restaurants were the ones with plain, paper placemats because those were the ones in which creativity could flourish. My […]

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Book Reads | Teaching and Learning

Willpower Alone Won’t Make that Goal Happen

We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren’t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. – Good Habits, Bad Habits inside book inside flap

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Educational Technology

I Do Not Think that Tweet Means What You Think It Means…

If you’ve been on Facebook for any decent amount of time lately, you’ve probably seen this post: It seems like every so often, this coupon, or other fake ones from Southwest, Disney, etc., make the rounds online. The scam encourages people to click on a link and follow a few simple steps to claim their […]

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Teaching and Learning

Look Both Ways Before Accepting Information as Truth

When I say the term “information literacy” what comes to mind? For most, they think of research … perhaps for an academic paper or maybe to double check the facts during a presidential debate. But information literacy is sooo much more than that. The United States National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as […]

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Teaching and Learning

Let Them Speak

I attended a student panel on eSports. Six high schoolers had given up their time to come talk to educators about gaming and eSports leagues. Within five minutes, the questions had shifted away from students and were directed at the adults. Questions like: What about the violence? What about the hardware needs? What protocols need […]

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