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
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
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 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
Work-life balance….well, it’s always been a work in progress for me. Recently, I’ve found that my work-life balance is a bit worse than it was during the previous year. Right now, I am busy – just, super busy. Now this isn’t a complaint – I am loving every single second of my “busy-ness” but it… Read More #MyRelaxing5
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
I’ve had this blog post in the back of my mind for nearly year. Yep, that’s right. I have been mulling over a blog post for a year. This may sound crazy to you but it tells you how important this topic is to me by the amount of time I have spent thinking about… Read More Personal Bandwidth
As 2017 comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the amazing and life-changing year that has occurred. 2017 marked my first full year of being on Twitter, blogging, and interacting with educators all over the world. It is the year where I presented at my first conferences and summits and became a Google… Read More My 2017 Wrap-Up: Expect the Unexpected
One year ago, I attended the High Desert EdTechTeam Summit which was hosted by my district, Hesperia Unified School District. It was during this summit that I was inspired to create a professional learning network through social media. As I’ve mentioned before, this summit changed my life – both professionally and personally. Today, I am… Read More A Year on Twitter and…Some Thank You’s
This post is cross-posted on Mari, Meagan, & Aubrey’s blogs. Mari is a middle school Science & AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist in San Diego, CA. Meagan is a middle school Math, AVID, & Technology teacher and the Team Technology Leader in Hesperia, CA. Aubrey has been a music teacher & Summer Learning principal,… Read More Work, Work, Work…What about Life?