• Technology has NOT Over-Promised Anything

    I get so many daily emails with tech digests that I hardly ever go through them all. But today, my last day of work before Spring Break, I had a little extra time on my hands so I thought I’d read through all my “junk” email. And hidden at the…

  • The Gift of Urgency

    Urgency is often a gift. It can create both clarity and action. – Mark Miller When I started my teaching career, my dad would scoff about Teacher Professional Growth Days. I remember him saying, “I don’t see cars in the parking lot… it’s just another day off for teachers.” Well…

  • Are You a Master Teacher?

    In his blog post, “What Makes a Master Teacher?” George Couros lists what makes a master teacher. Are there any qualities you would add? Or remove? Which one resonates the most with you? For me, I tried to ensure I got to know students on a personal level. Having taught…

  • 100 Starts with 1

    A while back, I read an article in Good, “A magazine for the global citizen” about a #100StartsWith1 project. The idea is to promote positive change that betters society. It’s an idea I circle back to today because I just spent three days at CUE Rock Star Admin being inspired by the passion,…

  • BurnBook – An App Created for Bullying?

    Photo from 10News: http://goo.gl/HcKI4E I shared the below information with my management team today as Burn Book seems to be the latest and greatest way for high school students to cyber bully. Feel free to modify and use if needed. But more importantly, I encourage you to read this blog post…

  • Technology is Not the GrandMaster of the Ticker Tape Parade

    High School Student’s FB this morning On #CAEdChat Sunday night, we discussed ways to “pimp” our lessons so that students walk in the door jazzed to learn. Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate, shared that he always asks, “Here’s my lesson…now how can I make this come ALIVE?!…