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What I want for my future teacher son

What-I-Want-for-my-future-teacher-son
Tools. Strategies. As I support my son in preparing his applications for a Masters in Education, I have found myself thinking of this question… What do I want for him? As a mom, I want him, and his siblings, to have fulfilling careers that they will one day share with supportive spouses and adorable kids for me to spoil. As an educator, my ans...

PDYOT -Professional Development on Your Time

PDYOT -Professional Development on Your Time
Professional Development on Your Time, PDOYT, is my new mantra. In fact, on the daily email I sent out to faculty each morning, PDOYT was a new section. Rather, it was a newly titled section that seemed to resonate with the teachers. As we enter the summer, "relaxation", season how can we use PDOYT to continue learning and prepare for the upcoming ...

Poetry Cafe

Poetry Cafe
"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen." ― Leonardo da Vinci  I am not a poet. In fact, I never liked poetry until I read Shel Silverstein to my sons. I loved listening to them laugh at the silliness. Then tell me what they thought about the poems and why they made them laugh. As...

Ok, Go.

Ok, Go.
Ok, Go. I heard this earlier in the year in my school's Innovation Lab. My iLab partner and I were re-presenting a littleBits© challenge to the 5th graders. How can they make their previous paper ball throwing device better? In other words, can they make that device throw a paper ball further? I opened my mouth to…I don't know… give them too m...