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

Grad School Tools

I am two years into a three-year advanced degree. Often I am tired and wish that I could be more carefree with my time, but with less than a year to go in grad school, I do my best to… Continue Reading →

Teachers with X-ray Vision

At the end of the fall semester of 2020, teachers with x-ray vision did the best in this new format. You may have only just discovered this superpower in some of your teachers, so it is worth a discussion. Teachers… Continue Reading →

The End of “Unprecedented Times”

I stopped using the phrase “unprecedented times” as soon as I could this semester. Because no one wants to hear what they feel in their bones, how novel this situation is, how exhausting, how sustained, and how stressful the unprecedented… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Grading

Before a parent or an educator becomes too emotional in response to pandemic grading, let us consider the situation… Craft an Intentional Perspective “Unconditional positive regard” means an approach that slows us down and considers student /teacher motivation and overall… Continue Reading →

School: A Place, Relationships, or Learning?

Many communities have been out of the school building since mid-March of 2020. As we approach winter 2020 people are reminiscing about “school.” Is school a place, relationships, or learning? What does school mean to people? Are all stakeholders reminiscing… Continue Reading →

Play 101: The Serious Business of Play

As a summary of the course Theories and Foundations of Child Development from the American College of Education, I share an infographic on the Serious Business of Play for early childhood learning. This course has afforded me a new perspective… Continue Reading →

Your T̶e̶a̶c̶h̶e̶r̶ Debt Collector

A teacher friend of mine said, “I feel like a bill collector” recently and I felt it. We can extend all the grace we like in our virtual classrooms, but the disconnect between our deepest selves and what we do… Continue Reading →

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