As I reflect on my career in education, it is interesting to see where I was and where I am now. I’m certainly not the same teacher that I was at 22 years old. Nor am I the same teacher that I was at 28 years old. I’ve grown, I’ve matured and I’ve improved. But… Read More Failure = Learning
After a couple of years of talking about this launch…I am excited to release BoostEDU’s 4 C’s Self-Assessment! In this self-assessment, educators can assess the depth of 4 C’s in their lessons and find strategies, lesson ideas and technology tools to help them “boost” their future lessons. After the self-assessment is complete, educators will receive… Read More The 4 C’s Self-Assessment
The last couple of weeks have been particularly discouraging for me as a teacher. We’ve been in the middle of state testing, as well as conducting placement tests for the following year. During state testing, I gave my students a placement test to help us determine which students may need extra support in the following… Read More What Test Scores Don’t Measure
A couple of months ago, I wrapped up our Expressions and Equations unit and realized that I had not shared these resources out with my I 🖤 EDU community. So, I thought I would share one of my favorite introduction activities that I created for this unit…a Solving Equations HyperDoc! Every Monday, my students are… Read More Solving Equations HyperDoc
The Problem of Time I’ve always prided myself on being an excellent manager of my time. I understand which obligations are most important, whether personally or professionally, and how I can ensure that I accomplish those tasks first. I’ve utilized Google Calendar to manage my personal and professional deadlines. I’ve utilized Google Keep to store… Read More The Five Hour Challenge
As I attended CUE a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised to see how many teachers did not know about an amazing tool that exists within Google Classroom: the Comment Bank! The Comment Bank in Google Classroom is an easy way to provide students with personalized feedback AND switch quickly between student assignments. Bonus:… Read More Custom Feedback with Classroom’s Comment Bank
This week, I have had the opportunity to attend the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs. Attending with me, I have several friends, coworkers, and other educators from my district. It’s always a great event to learn, collaborate and catch up with other edu-friends from across the state. As I went into this conference, I… Read More Collaborating at Conferences
It has been far too long since I have shared updates on my Google Innovator Project, BoostEDU. BoostEDU is a program that supports teachers in transforming their traditional lessons into 21st-century lessons through an inquiry-based self-assessment and guided lesson design process. Currently, the program hosts a SAMR self-assessment, as well as a guided lesson design… Read More BoostEDU: 4 C’s Self Assessment Launching May 6!
Many of my blog posts recently have been very reflective. I apologize if this isn’t the original reason you started following this blog. Don’t worry, I still have a ton of fun edtechy and math resources ahead but I also think that it is so important that we reflect and share from our hearts as… Read More Please…Never Stop
This year, I have a wide range of learners in my classroom. Due to this wide range, I have students that are struggling with basic concepts, as well as students that are ready for more advanced problem-solving and challenges. For instance, it isn’t uncommon for some of my struggling students to spend most of the… Read More Differentiation with Ninja Challenges!