Dear Teachers, It is an understatement to say that this is one of the most unusual and unexpected times in education. I am going on my 14th year in education and I can truly say I have never seen anything like it. It is a physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting time for everyone going through… Read More A Letter to Teachers During Distance Learning
Hello Friends! As some of you may have noticed, I took a much-needed summer hiatus from blogging, Twitter, and, well, education to an extent. I’m always reading and always learning but…I really needed some time off. While some of you may be just beginning your summer break, mine is quickly coming to a close. I… Read More My Summer Hiatus
Distance learning has been a challenge for thousands of educators around the country. Not just professionally, but it has been a great challenge personally. Working from home is not as glamorous or easy as it seems. It can be quite a challenge. It can be a challenge to balance taking care of your own children… Read More Self-Care During Distance Learning
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
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
Over the last month, I haven’t written as many blog posts because, well, life has been busy! The first semester of my first year as a Vice Principal ended, the holiday season was upon us and we sold and bought a new house. Life is regularly a bit busy, however, throw in the move of… Read More We Can’t Do It Alone
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.
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?