I ♥ Weekly PD is a weekly Google Slide Deck where I share tech tips, instructional strategies, articles and motivational videos. I share this Slide Deck on a weekly basis with our staff – so feel free to steal for your staff, too! Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 8 Date: October 7 – October 11… Read More I ♥ Weekly PD: Volume 1, Issue 8
I’ve been fortunate to work for a district that values deeper levels of learning. For years, I have been challenged to think about the depth of 4 C’s within the lessons that I taught. It challenged me to be more creative and more thoughtful about the lessons I designed for students. It challenged me to… Read More Breaking Down the 4 C’s
This week, I will be sharing social and emotional learning (SEL) activities and strategies in a breakout with our staff. It’s a completely brand new presentation – and a little outside my normal wheelhouse of presentations. However, I have been trying to be intentional in my last few trainings to create and lead on topics… Read More Getting Going with SEL
As I entered this school year, one of my goals was to continue to stay up-to-date on the latest educational strategies, tools, and news. Since I am no longer in the classroom on a daily basis, I want to ensure that I continue to grow as an instructional leader on my site. More importantly, my… Read More Ready to Share Weekly PD!
A year ago, I was introduced to an app called Marco Polo – and I quickly fell in love with it. Marco Polo is “a video communication app that helps you feel close, even when life gets busy.” Need an analogy? Imagine that Voxer and Google Hangouts had a baby. Well, that baby would be… Read More Marco? Polo!
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
In today’s busy world, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed or distracted by the many tasks that come at us on a day-to-day basis. At times, it can feel like we have never had a moment to ourselves or time to enjoy life. We can also feel like we are tied to our devices and… Read More Creating a Mindfulness Calendar
One of my favorite things to do as an educator is developing curriculum. I absolutely love it. Seriously – I have never been one of those educators that did not enjoy creating instructional materials. In fact, I think it has been one of my greatest strengths. I truly enjoy finding ways to make learning enjoyable… Read More Request an Instructional Resource
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
In the last few months, I have led several sessions (in and outside of my district) on the benefits of using Twitter for professional development. (Here is a link to my session.) Usually, there are two types of educators in this session: 1.) Educators who have a Twitter account but rarely use it; and 2.)… Read More TweetDeck: Maximize Your Twitter Experience