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PLN Enrichment Framework

Social Media has become an embedded part of every day, sometimes do not intentionally use it.  We may use it without thought or post something incendiary, or we may even overshare.  I challenge you to step through this PLN Enrichment… Continue Reading →

The 12 Days of C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶ HotLunchTray

Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas starts on Christmas and extends roughly through teacher break; however it was celebrated in times of old is fine, but that’s how I observe it now.  My stance is that fewer Geese a Laying… Continue Reading →

What teachers need this break…

I don’t know every teacher, but teachers aren’t so different no matter where I have taught.  Teachers do not work normal work pace for these weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If you had not considered that, consider everything your family… Continue Reading →

Interaction in Virtual Communities

Virtual Communities Virtual Communities include online courses and social media platforms.  Online classes offer a variety of interactions. Some are expected and unexpected; there are also some interactions that do more to build social presence than others.  Online classes have… Continue Reading →

Learning in a Course Versus Social Media

Differentiating Course and Community Both coursework and interactions in online learning communities, such as social media, are concerned with literacies.  Song “pluralizes the word” literacy to denote the multiple literacies today’s students have to possess to interact and learn successfully… Continue Reading →

Three Emails You Meant to Send

I hold some strong opinions on Email Efficiency for Teachers.  Yes, that is a thing. This article is more about the email that you have not sent, yet. The ones you are ruminating over, trying to phrase just so. I’d… Continue Reading →

Ethical Educators & Social Media

Social media has been around for a long time now.  Maybe it was around, maybe you were on social media before you were a teacher? If so, it might be check-up time to make sure you are using social media… Continue Reading →

I am Serving my Audience or I am Not

The days of compulsory attendance of professional learning have ended. Well, maybe not completely yet, but we should act as if they have. You should be acting as if the days of compulsory attendance of your training has ended. Here… Continue Reading →

Teacher Holiday Gifts

Don’t forget the Teacher’s Holiday Gifts! Teachers really don’t expect anything, but save them from only receiving coffee mugs and fudge with fingerprints on it.  Show them appreciation through simple gifts that show you were thinking of them – before… Continue Reading →

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