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Tech is no Longer The Barrier

When you look around and see some classrooms not integrating technology, remember it isn’t tech that is the barrier. Devices Many classrooms, schools, and districts are not yet 1:1 and still need to purchase large numbers of devices to get… Continue Reading →

Closeness to the Classroom

When you return to your classroom after an extended break it just feels different. You have a long-term perspective that you cannot replicate without a lengthy break. Classroom teachers are impacted by their closeness to the classroom. Details in everyday… Continue Reading →

Does #EdTech Need Everybody?

I find myself in a cycle. I want to on-board everyone to everything and then inexplicably when that does not happen I feel disappointed. Beyond comprehension, I find myself repeating this cycle numerous times before I intervene on behalf of… Continue Reading →

Your Personal Firewall

A firewall keeps things out. In the classroom teachers have always kept somethings out, a position unique to the teacher alone. Students and families to some extend can only respond to the firewall of the classroom. So as an educator,… Continue Reading →

Can you see TPACK in your Org Chart?

Not to brag, but educators know things. Like how to teach content. And how to turn people into teachers. We’ve known this for while. And because we are good at it, we keep doing it. In fact, we rarely deviate… Continue Reading →

The Unasked Question

I recently heard a great story from a parent on the sidelines of a sporting event. The other parent was a trainer for a season in life and had some great hooks she shared with me. My favorite was about… Continue Reading →

Communication Home. Don’t Blow It.

Your goal is to partner with parents. Yes all parents, even if the reason you communicate with parents differs, you want to communicate to positively move forward. Methods have changed since you were in school. Once paper and the telephone… Continue Reading →

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 →

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