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!
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?
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
A couple of months ago, I wrapped up our Expressions and Equations unit and realized that I had not shared these resources out with my I 🖤 EDU community. So, I thought I would share one of my favorite introduction activities that I created for this unit…a Solving Equations HyperDoc! Every Monday, my students are… Read More Solving Equations HyperDoc
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
This week, I have had the opportunity to attend the annual CUE conference in Palm Springs. Attending with me, I have several friends, coworkers, and other educators from my district. It’s always a great event to learn, collaborate and catch up with other edu-friends from across the state. As I went into this conference, I… Read More Collaborating at Conferences
A few months ago, I accepted a position as an Integrated I Math teacher at Oak Hills High School. Integrated I is a semi-new course to our district. It’s also a course that I have never taught which means I have very little resources for it. While this might sound intimidating, it is actually one… Read More Functions & Interval Notation Resources
Every person, whether an educator or not, experiences a form of pressure throughout their life. Pressure, as defined, can be: The burden of physical or mental distress. The constraint of circumstance: the weight of social or economic imposition. The stress or urgency of matters demanding attention. While all of these definitions play a part in our… Read More The Pressure Is On – But It’s My Fault