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.
I've been given an amazing opportunity. A blank slate. As we speak, a new computer lab is being installed at my school. I will be leading students through the world of IT for the first time on our campus. I am excited, nervous, and generally insecure about how to impart the knowledge it has taken … Continue reading A Whole New World
I have been bitten by the creativity bug. Thanks to conversations with Don Eckert (@dayankee) and others around Twitter, I have felt the need to back off and let my kids shine. So gone are my cookie cutter projects where I know exactly what I expect. Gone are my detailed rubrics that put my students … Continue reading Building Bridges
Some people call PD, Professional Development. Our best administrators struggle to make sure their teachers find something useful each time PD is provided. We need PD to re-certify every few years. These PD points are supposed to reflect the fact that we learned something new AND integrated it into our classrooms. How many of us have … Continue reading PD – How do you define it?