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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 →

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 →

The Real Problem you have with #EdTech

Well, maybe not “you,” but the real problem that someone-you-know has with educational technology… Resilience You are not always able to spring back quickly from a difficult #edtech challenge.  The unplanned can stop you in your tracks and you are… Continue Reading →

Training versus Professional Learning?

What kind of Sophie’s Choice is training versus professional learning supposed to be? I do not think you need to choose one over the other. Training versus Professional Learning? #edchat Click To Tweet An Either/or Choice Why would you give… Continue Reading →

Prime Day = Teacher Day

Amazon has become one of the cheapest places to find teachers supplies and *bonus* avoid that one parent. Prime Membership “Amazon Prime Day” began on July 15, 2015, for Amazon’s 20th birthday and included deals for prime members similar to… Continue Reading →

Celebrate, Tolerate, or Undermine #EdTech

Current teachers have a variety of stances on instructional technology. We may be the last generation of teachers to consider teaching with and without technology as fundamentally different. Students currently view our segmented stance on using and not using technology… Continue Reading →

Worst Facet of Blended Learning

Is the worst facet of Blended Learning that you are only hearing about it from your Technology Department? Is Blended Learning Different? Education in the Past Historically, education moves pretty slowly. I taught in much the same way my great-grandmother… Continue Reading →

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