• You’re Not Communicating Enough

    With COVID-19, and schools going online, offline, partly online, maybe closed, maybe open, maybe only partly open (whew!), people are getting bombarded with messages and emails and notifications flying at them from all angles. And yet, no one feels informed… why is that? I thought I’d share some food for…

  • I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

    Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, when asked about how he gained more confidence as a singer, said: My starting point for most things, no matter what, playing or anything, is that I don’t know what I’m doing. That’s a healthy place to be.  Rolling Stone Article It’s a healthy place to…

  • You’re Doing The Best You Can…And That’s Enough

    My first year teaching middle school was …well, let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. I had spent my teacher prep program determined I was going to be a high school English teacher. Students would love discussing literature as much as I did, and would turn in glorious essays filled with…

  • Designer or Design Thinker?

    Innovation is when something new is created and implemented that adds value. Inventions happen every day, and every year inventions find their way into our classroom.  It’s only when an invention adds value that they become an innovation. A lot of times we get caught up in the invention, or…

  • Digital Detox Part 2

    I’m starting to podcast my blog posts, so if you’d rather listen than read, check me out on Anchor, or any other podcast medium, under #CageFreeThinking. They aren’t polished and professional… just me talking.) Okay, so I’m still working on the digital detox, and with mixed results. I think releasing…

  • Digital Detox

    For Christmas, my daughter bought me a deck of cards. But they aren’t your ordinary cards. These are Digital Detox cards. On each one there is an idea of a way to be less reliant on digital technology. I knew I was having issues with my tech reliance, but getting…