I believe I might drive people around me crazy with my talk of books. I am always collecting books, reading books, talking about books and sharing books. Reading is such an important aspect of my life, I just can't help myself. I am inspired to write this post by my latest book, "Passionate Readers," written… Continue reading My Reading Identity
As many of you know when I was taking my master's degree I learned so many things that changed my entire philosophy of education. Learning from people like Alec Couros and Dean Shareski opened my ideas to many ideas that I had never even thought of before. My first experience in an open education course… Continue reading January 2015 #pdale Teacher Twitter Challenge
I spent my Friday meeting with most of my teachers for the mid year check in of their professional growth plans. It was a great way to spend the day and I love spending time getting to know my staff. We rarely have opportunities that are not rushed or focused on too many things. We talked… Continue reading Meeting the Needs of Teachers
At some point this year I set the goal of writing on my blog at least once a week. That is a difficult goal when balancing work and family, but writing is something I enjoy that allows me a creative outlet for my thoughts. Lately though, I have been to my blog, but feel like I… Continue reading Why I use Twitter…
It is so hard to believe another semester is over and another course is coming to an end. I have had such an intense year of learning and reflecting about what I knew, what I thought I knew and what I have yet to learn. In the fall when I was taking ECI 831, I… Continue reading Final reflection for ECI 832
If I thought my brain was exploding before, it certainly is now. I was unable to make a connection on Tuesday night to Elluminate and so I had to listen to the recorded version this morning. Sylvia Martinez certainly gave me some food for thought. I am not a gamer! I really have a strong… Continue reading Educational gaming…a hot educational topic?
That is really what it comes down to doesn't it? Or at least that is a big part of it. The formal learning environment is what most of us is used to. We were educated in this manner and we were trained to educate in this manner. There is not doubt that it may not… Continue reading Am I willing to give up control?