Hope

https://www.flickr.com/photos/darrentunnicliff/4232232092/sizes/lWhat is hope?It is my beacon in the storm.A comfort when I walk a path of uncertainty.Keeps that nagging self-doubt at bay.The roots that keep me grounded to the core.I can’t live my best…

Rockin’ PD: EdCamp With A Twist:

The constant struggle faced by many school districts regarding professional development generally leads to a discussion of how to bring teachers the professional development they need, tailored specifically for each of them. It’s quite the tug-o-war. All District PD days generally lead to frustration by staff because their individual needs are not met, they are not given time for processing and reflecting on what was presented, and there’s certainly no time for applying what was learned if by the smallest chance it did actually fill a need for some teachers.

A Little Light

In my classroom, I have a very special student who I will call Caroline. She is special because each day she spreads a light that burns brightly in our classroom. As I stand at the door each morning to greet my students, Caroline comes into our class w…

Innovation Within The Box

While I’m a big proponent for thinking OUTSIDE the box, I nearly always use the results of that thinking to innovate WITHIN the box where I currently reside (a few times to get out of the box), whether that be personally or professionally.  My brain does not work like other peoples, a fact of which I’m well aware (and my mother did not have me tested), but there are some things everyone can do to think a bit out of the box and then apply it TO and WITHIN your own box (and learn about prepositions as a side bonus).

The Ultimate Bite: Collaboration or Isolation?

Oprah Winfrey talked about the ultimate bite on her show a long time ago, and a friend of mine recently introduced the quote to me at a conference while we were eating lunch.  According to Oprah, the ultimate bite can be achieved when you make sure to include a bit of everything from your plate that goes together in one bite. One ultimate bite.