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Breaking Out of the Boxes

I recently successful broke out of two Digital Breakout EDU games by myself! Having succeeded in my mission, I reflected on why this matters. These digital challenges were created by a colleague of mine who is very creative and is … Continue reading

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Thank you for being a… teacher

Anyone else humming “The Golden Girls” theme song “Thank you for being a friend”? May is the time when we celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is a small drop in the vast, complicated ocean that is … Continue reading

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Reflections on the value of a PLN

My first year of teaching I was blessed to work in a middle school where we worked on true interdisciplinary teams.  I was the Spanish and Civics teacher on the team and my colleagues taught Math, Science, and English; we … Continue reading

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Presume Positive Intentions

“If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln  Teaching and leading are incredible jobs!  The days are long, but the rewards are great (when we have the patience to wait for … Continue reading

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Question Week

Mark 13-19 is Question Week, according to Warren Berger.   I appreciate that the site’s goal is to elevate the art of questioning, because “asking good questions helps us identify the right problem and generate creative solutions”.  There are some … Continue reading

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Fixed Mindset Painting

I am a HUGE proponent of Carol Dweck’s work around cultivating a growth mindset in schools. School cultures can benefit from a focused effort on this for students and adults. I have a growth mindset in many areas of my … Continue reading

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My Favorite Posts of 2015

I wrote 57 posts in 2015. Here are some of my personal favorites from the past year. A Year of Mindfulness – It was nice to end the year with a reminder of how I focused on mindfulness throughout the year, … Continue reading

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