#FailUp: Learning How to Learn

I usually take an online class this time of year: a MOOC or something similar, just to keep the juices flowing.  I've decided to begin a beginners course on Adobe apps.  My son is good at Photoshop yet refuses to teach me because I'm "a difficult student". (the nerve)  There are other suites in the …

#FailUp: Start Again, and Again, and Again

In my most recent post, I muttered something about needing a new hashtag for 2019 and how I had a few days yet to consider my focus for the year.  In the last few months, as I've gone back into a school setting, considered the successes of the year both personal and professional and listened …

#Authentic: 5 Things I Learned About Me This Year

When I chose the hashtag #Authentic this time last year, I was considering how that word could be used to express the truth of who I am as an educator.  As the year progressed, I discovered things about me and what I am passionate about that I hadn't considered before.  I made decisions that will …

#Authentic: Note Taking Rotation Stations

Yes, I've been M.I.A. for a while.  Started something new in my career and just needed to focus on that AND just didn't feel like writing, to be perfectly honest.  With that in mind, and because this is a really cool blog post, I'm sharing something from @Jennifer Gonzalez' site Cult of Pedagogy  on teaching students different …

#Authentic: Mirror Check, one, two.

Yes, MIRROR, not MIC. I spent the day at a charter school in Chicago the other day.  It was an amazing experience for me as, I've been in, worked in and heard of few schools that were like this one.  What was different about this one?  Representation. All of the students in the building were …