Hot Lunch Tray

Serving up steaming scoops of K12 edtech observation, thoughts, and opinions. With gravy.

Tell Me About The Real World

As if teachers do not live in the “Real World,” but please go on about how I am not preparing my students for your “Real World.” While you do so, I am over here:   Allowing a kid to sleep… Continue Reading →

Judging Teacher Work

There is a certain understood professionalism between educators – or there should be. Judging the quality of a teacher-created contribution is tough, but how does one judge another teacher’s contribution to quality instruction? Before you answer that let’s examine the Educational landscape… Continue Reading →

The Internet Is Down

I remember back to teaching through an Internet outage and not realizing it until planning period. And I was grateful for the outage – no pesky emails in my Inbox to answer! But today’s Internet outage in the classroom can… Continue Reading →

July 2016 #blogamonth

I love a good blog challenge, and I have a feeling #blogamonth is primed for a come back – so I want to share this challenge with my readers! Check out #blogamonth and respond to the July prompt, before July slips… Continue Reading →

Career Compacting

When The Great Recession happened, educators experienced a contraction of available teaching positions. Educators were grateful for the work which remained and accomplished the same as if those let go were still present. The same amount of students showed up to be… Continue Reading →

Looking for a Teaching Job? Book Review: Confessions of A Teacher Recruiter

The book Confessions of a Teacher Recruiter: How to Create an Extraordinary Resume and Hook Your Dream Job by Tracy Brisson is an excellent investment for those future teachers looking to land their first job. (Consider the Kindle version for $5 less Confessions… Continue Reading →

Slow Chat Book Study

I just finished an interesting, new (to me) professional learning format. And I can’t wait to try my next book study in this slow chat format! ISTE’s Ed Tech Coaches Network hosted a Spring book study April 4 – May… Continue Reading →

Two Front Education

There is more than one constituency we educate. There are many facets, but primarily two fronts in education we must address. Do not make the mistake of thinking the only people we educate are our students. We spend our time… Continue Reading →

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