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How You Take Back Your Professional Learning

For the longest time your Grade/Department Chair, or your building Administration, or your school district has directed your Professional Learning. It is time to take back your professional learning as a professional learner. Because, despite how you sometimes feel, you are… Continue Reading →

Digital Tootsie Rolls

There is wisdom in the analog classroom. In this age of what to bring with us from the analog to the digital classrooms, we are challenged. Training is not different. What effective practices do we copy as-is into digital platforms? What… Continue Reading →

Using Technology How?

This is a version of a Type I & Type II Technologies presentation from 2011, presented at a local educational technology conference. So much has changed since then, but the purposes of technology in the classroom are increasingly important and worthy of… Continue Reading →

Different but not Better

Educators are the nicest people you will ever meet. That makes it extra tough, but at some point “trying #edtech” is not enough. By only trying educational technology educators are not investing enough in the power of the technology and are only… Continue Reading →

Teach the Key Point

How do you teach anything? Teachers and coaches are constantly searching for the most efficient way to teach. Below are some points of conversation from a coach I have always respected. In sports, you teach the key point. The motion that differentiates almost… Continue Reading →

Maybe it isn’t about You

Don’t get me wrong, you’re probably a rock star. But this isn’t about you. If you are an effective coach, it is about making the other teacher the rock star. I personally struggle with that same drive that brought me to… Continue Reading →

How is this #EdTech Supposed to Work?

It is an honor when any other educator honestly asks you a question. Think about admitting what you do not know in education; until recently teachers were keepers of the knowledge – all the knowledge. Not anymore. You can imagine, a teacher… Continue Reading →

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