This year, I have challenged myself to read more often – both professionally and for pleasure! I’ve really gotten out of the habit of reading over the last couple of years as life has become quite busy. Therefore, my goal for this year is two read a minimum of two books per month and one… Read More Book Review: Tribes
I’ve become a huge fan of implementing social-emotional learning (SEL) practices into the classroom over the last few years. Personally, I felt like I had already implemented many SEL practices into my classroom (just naturally) but I became more intentional about it over the last couple of years. I’ve seen it have a profound and… Read More Getting Going with SEL: A Free Slides PD
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