Two days of post planning is all that remains of the 2014-2015 school year for me. It always makes me reflect on the year as I clean out cabinets. This year has been a unique one for me. I can honestly say I've grown more professionally this year than any previous year in my career. … Continue reading Wrapping It Up
The day isn't over, but our first ever EdcampBranford is done. I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on what I experienced. This morning I woke up at my normal time. But instead of taking time to get ready, I quickly gathered all that I needed and got on the road. Today was … Continue reading My Reflections on Edcamp Branford
Earlier tonight I held the first Technology Integration Support Group at a local Starbucks. It was very small, just one other person was there. But that was not the most important part. The important part was that learning took place. A teacher from a neighboring district was able to find the support needed to grow. … Continue reading Better Together…
My dear friend, Kerry, posed this question on the Voxer group BFC Lounge (see bfc530.com) just a few minutes ago, "What is it that early adopters have that other teachers don't, that makes them willing to try stuff even if they're not sure it's going to work?" Here is my answer: As I look back … Continue reading Early Adopter? Not me…oh wait, maybe I am.
This year I've been given an amazing opportunity to start a new program at my school. I am now the Computer Apps teacher. I teach students in grades 6 through 12 the ins and outs of Microsoft Office. I am in a lab setting. Every student has a computer to use in class. I use … Continue reading One Small Problem with Going Digital
Please don't ever assume that just because a family is poor, that the students can't achieve just as much as any other student. I have had a nerve hit this morning. I can't even begin to explain the emotions that have come to a head. Let me give you some personal background. I grew up … Continue reading Poverty Isn’t a Disease…
We have some developments. The network cables have been run. The electrician has arrived and is working every day after school to get the new power circuits ran. Step two is almost complete. The next step will be getting the hardware installed. We worked on understanding the 4 corners of a word document this week. … Continue reading Week 5 — A Look Back & Look Forward