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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 →

A Lesson in every Platform, A Grade in every Place

This is no longer the days of create-everything-from-scratch with some scissors, tape, and a copy machine. Multiple websites promise to be your educational platform and grading program of choice. There are seemingly limitless resources out there for educators to access… seemingly.. endless…. Continue Reading →

How #EdTech Impacts Your Calendar

With the proliferation of #edtech products comes an unexpected squeeze, not on your wallet as much as on your schedule. You may want to consider the full cost of #edtech to your school or district at purchase or renewal. That… Continue Reading →

The Meeting that Never Happens…

…is often the gift of time to teachers…makes an attractive email – read now, reread later…allows more family time and reduces stress…does not makes your teachers resent professional meetings…does not require anyone to bring snacks..teachers can grade openly instead of… Continue Reading →

Nothing Personal, Love Technology

Have you ever noticed how people take technology failures so personally? However, technology does exactly what is is told. So what are you telling it to do? And what makes you think this is personal? Do you often get results you… Continue Reading →

Pioneers turned Settlers

My classroom was like an old western movie. I often thought of myself as a “white hat” and there were times when I certainly went “cowboy” after some new technology, literature set, you name it I probably started a shoot-out over… Continue Reading →

Does this PLC Cover Me?

The idea of a Professional Learning Community, a PLC, is awesome. I want to sit with other professionals and participate in critical conversations around student work, achievement, and my personal practice. But that doesn’t always happen. Maybe people are particularly open… Continue Reading →

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