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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 →

What Advocacy Looks Like #ECE

It would be easy to be intimidated at the title of an advocate.  You might think that is a title for lobbyists, politicians, or executives.  But in fact, advocacy looks like anyone with a passion for a topic and the… Continue Reading →

Join an #edtech Professional Organization

Some #edtech educators belong to professional organizations, is it right for you? A professional organization can lead to authority in a field as a thought leader, volunteer opportunities to contribute back to the larger #edtech community or help you make… Continue Reading →

The Online Parenting Challenge

You are already participating in The Online Parenting Challenge. The good news is it only lasts for 18 years, per child. The bad news is no one has ever done it in the exact same environment twice, so parents are… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Move Instruction Online

When face-to-face educators try to imagine online education they are immediately challenged. Face-to-face educators major in compliance and attendance. When planning lessons they structure based on the amount of time budgeted to teaching a concept. They fit assessments into semesters,… Continue Reading →

Teachers: your Largest Employee Group

In any school or school district, teachers are the single largest employee group. Listen to teachers for the health of any school. Do you listen to teachers in your school or district? Are teachers listened to in your school or… Continue Reading →

Time for a Change?

Often educational initiatives are pre-measured (read: pre-judged) on how receptive educators might be to the new idea. Will it be perceived as more work? Just one more thing? Are leaders willing to back the initiative? Is it really time for… Continue Reading →

How to Make Changes Quickly

The more your experience, the quicker your iterations. The need to create updated versions of lessons, classroom structures, and experiences for learners is a constant pressure in education. With any strategy, idea, or educational technology tool your experience has benefits…. Continue Reading →

Week 4 of 8 🍍 #8weeksofsummer Blog Prompt: How do you Lead/Follow?

Welcome to the #8weeksofsummer blog challenge. All educators welcome, join us and reflect on your practice during this built-in break for refreshment and reflection. Make sure you complete all the weeks and keep posting through July to enter in the drawing for… Continue Reading →

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