Last week, I started a new position as Vice Principal of a middle school in my district. I’m so excited to begin this journey and feel blessed to be working with some amazing individuals. As I move into this role, I’ve been reflecting on all of the experiences that have led up to this opportunity.… Read More A Million Little Things
It’s been nearly 3 years since I Heart EDU was born. In those three years, I have written 180 blog posts and reached hundreds of thousands of educators. While I have been able to share so much with my readers, I’ve also learned from them and spent time reflecting on who I am as an… Read More Blogging Buddies
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?
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
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
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
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
Every day, I try to spend time reading books to my daughter, even though she is a baby and may not be fully appreciating the experience. After all, there are a multitude of benefits of reading to your child – even at eight months old! Anyways, the purpose of this blog post is not to… Read More Are You the Hen or the Mouse?
THE WHAT It’s that time of year again. That time of year where educators try to pick a word – one, single word – that will guide their focus for the next year. I’m not entirely sure that one word can ever describe an entire year. However, I think it is a great way to… Read More #OneWord 2019: Present
In 2017, I shared that it was the year of the “unexpected”. Quite frankly, the same could be said about 2018. However, there is a better word to describe 2018. A word that really encompasses everything that has transpired in the last year. For me, 2018 was the year of change. Now, I wouldn’t say that I had a large… Read More 2018: The Year of Change – and 4 Lessons I Learned from It