• Where are the Robot Teachers?

    Last night I was invited to speak to a class of preservice teachers about the role of IT in education. It’s a hard topic to address since it’s so vast and all-encompassing. Do I talk about servers and switches or how to placate grumpy IT Techs (haha) or share the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…