Last week, I missed my weekly blog – for the first time since September 2016. But it was for a very good reason, I promise! On May 25, 2018, my husband and I welcomed our daughter, Ava Rose Kelly, into the world. Fortunately, everything went (mostly) smooth with her birth. I was induced on Thursday… Read More Ch-Ch-Changes
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with two of my good friends on the importance of slowing down, taking breaks and work/life balance. It seems to be a conversation we have quite frequently, which I greatly appreciate as someone who has always been terrible with work/life balance. As we were talking, I was reminded of… Read More Are You Doing What You Love?
As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the amazing and life-changing year that has occurred. 2017 marked my first full year of being on Twitter, blogging, and interacting with educators all over the world. It is the year where I presented at my first conferences and summits and became a Google… Read More My 2017 Wrap-Up: Expect the Unexpected
One year ago, I set a goal for myself. It is a goal that has challenged and pushed me more than any other goal I have ever set. It is a goal that has taken time, planning, and dedication. What was this goal? It was simple: I will blog once a week for an entire… Read More Getting Going with Blogging
It’s quite rare that I write a blog post that has little to do with instruction, technology, or some sort of resource that can be brought into a classroom. Yet, I’ve found myself thinking about our daily interactions, as educators, with our students. It’s something that has been on my mind and my heart for… Read More The Teacher Transparency Challenge
One year ago, I attended the High Desert EdTechTeam Summit which was hosted by my district, Hesperia Unified School District. It was during this summit that I was inspired to create a professional learning network through social media. As I’ve mentioned before, this summit changed my life – both professionally and personally. Today, I am… Read More A Year on Twitter and…Some Thank You’s
This post is cross-posted on Mari, Meagan, & Aubrey’s blogs. Mari is a middle school Science & AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist in San Diego, CA. Meagan is a middle school Math, AVID, & Technology teacher and the Team Technology Leader in Hesperia, CA. Aubrey has been a music teacher & Summer Learning principal,… Read More Work, Work, Work…What about Life?
Nearly four years ago, I created my first blog about education. I had the great intention of writing regularly and sharing about my classroom. Then, life happened – new marriage, new house, new job, graduate school, etc. It was simply one of those crazy times of life and my brain was not in the right… Read More Why Blogging Is Essential for Educators
It’s summer, summer, summertime! I hope that all of you have been enjoying your summer vacation. Mine feels like it just started and that the ending is right around the corner. Whenever summer vacation comes around, I know that I have to find ways to stay current and prepare for the upcoming school year. Below,… Read More 5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year
The 2016-2017 school year was an amazing year. It marked my 11th year in education and my 7th year as a full-time teacher. During this year, I pushed myself to do more than I had ever imagined and accomplished goals that I did not know would exist a year ago. I grew professional, personally, and… Read More 2016/2017 School Year Wrap-Up