Leadership, Personal

The Kids Are Watching

I’m going to be honest. This post is literally popped into my brain about 5 minutes ago. It wasn’t pre-planned. It wasn’t carefully lined out. It wasn’t something I have been thinking about for weeks. Instead, this post is completely spontaneous and unfiltered. So, let’s see how this goes. Times are a little crazy right… Read More The Kids Are Watching

Leadership, Personal, Professional Development, SEL

Focus on the Positives: A HyperDoc Activity

Years ago, I read a book called How Full Is Your Bucket while I was attending graduate school for my administrative services credential. Although it wasn’t technically an “education” book, it was probably one of my favorite books of my master’s degree program. In this book, the author talked about the “magic ratio” of positive and negative… Read More Focus on the Positives: A HyperDoc Activity

Leadership, Personal

Dude. Be Nice.

I’ve been sitting on this post for three months or so. I’ve gone back and forth on whether to write it or not because I often worry about how things will be read. Will my message be received the way I intend? Will I come off too harsh? Too hypocritical? Too egotistical? Too much of… Read More Dude. Be Nice.

Personal

Why Do I Blog?

While attending ISTE this week, my new EdTech-y friend, Eduardo Rivera, asked me why I write this blog for educators. As I shared my answers with him, I realized that this might be an important blog post to share. Often times, I think people wonder about the “why” of what you do. What are the… Read More Why Do I Blog?

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Failure = Learning

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

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The Five Hour Challenge

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