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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 →

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 →

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 →

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