For years, I've watched as educators are portrayed as not quite good enough. The old phrase, "those that can, do...those that can't teach" has stood as a tribute to what society (in general) thinks of education. We're just not quite good enough to succeed outside of our "ivy walls". Well, I've had enough. The straw … Continue reading Change the Narrative
Let me back up just a bit. This week I've been having a fantastic conversation on Voxer with several members of the #EduMatch Voxer group about the effectiveness of Twitter chats. It has been the type of conversation that pushes your thinking. As a moderator of two Twitter chats, I wanted to make sure "my side" … Continue reading What Didn’t Work?
There are more followers in our classrooms than leaders. What are we doing to prepare them for their future? Are we teaching them how to choose who to follow? This isn't a political post. It has very little to do with today's leaders or followers. This has everything to do with what is coming next. … Continue reading Leaders and Followers
Regardless of what your winter break looks like, there may be some down time where you find yourself wondering what to do. Here are a few ideas to help get you ready to return to the classroom in January. Edcamp Voxer Using the free Voxer app (iOS, Android, and web), connect to educators from around … Continue reading Winter Break
Several weeks ago, I got a private message on Voxer. Knikole Taylor was seeking my help to create an edcamp on the last day of the NABSE conference in Tampa. She was seeking educators in the local area to support bringing this amazing professional development idea to the membership. I was deeply honored that she … Continue reading Edcamp NABSE
This post isn't about who I voted for. I really think that isn't the point right now. This post is about our collective reactions to the outcome of a very bitter and vile campaign season. Both of the primary candidates vilified entire populations of people. The Republican candidate, Donald Trump, spewed nasty comments about a … Continue reading Our Reactions
This week I had the privilege of conducting a professional learning opportunity at Columbia High School (the Tigers) in Lake City, FL. It was the first time I had conducted a PLO outside of my own district. This particular session was an Introduction to G Suite for Education, specifically how to manage your Google Drive … Continue reading Visiting the Tiger’s Den