• Don’t Buy Me Flowers

    My boyfriend and I have very different communication styles, especially when it comes to sharing our feelings. He’s just not the kind of guy who will bring me flowers, or leave me notes or proclaim his love for the world to hear. So when we decided to pull weeds at…

  • Excel at Everything! Do it RIGHT NOW!

    Last week, I asked a teacher I admire if she wanted to share some of her passions with my blog readers. Her answer made me sad. She said she didn’t feel like she had done anything worth sharing this year – new grade level, new school, etc. had all left…

  • Silent Sunday 6.2.19

    On Twitter today, I was introduced to the concept of Silent Sunday. What is Silent Sunday? The idea is simple. A photo is posted. There is no caption. No title. No explanation. The rules for the photo are simple as well. It must be taken by you. It must be…

  • Slow Down

    Three school site primary teacher teams have been spending the past two months digging into agency and personalization. What is it? Why is it important? And what do I need to do to provide it for students? Each group was tasked with presenting an overview of what they had learned,…

  • Students Are Changing the World NOW

    Last night, my district received the Innovate Award for its District Design 2022 initiative. This initiative is focused on providing an extraordinary school experience for all students. Using the Design Thinking mindset, curiosity is promoted as students seek out real world problems and formulate innovative solutions. Students connect with contemporary…