April 24, 2018

Mommy, who is that? Why do they do that? I saw someone over there, where are they going? Why do I have to get dressed? Why do I need to sleep? Why can't I climb on the counter? When is Summer going to get here? Can I wear my clothes in the shower? 

These, along with man...

April 17, 2018

It could be argued that digital culture is impacting our lives beyond our expectation. We've turned up the digital temperature and in our human ways, we've adapted, acclimatized, made necessary accommodations and changed. We're streaming our music, rather than playing...

April 3, 2018

I have a confession. 


I've adopted a new habit and I’m a bit embarrassed to admit what it is. 
I know I’m not alone, and that has me feeling marginally better. But right now my comfort and convenience trumps my better brain. Here it is. 
Every morning, right after I re...

February 21, 2018

This book has been one of the most mentally challenging books I’ve ever read - demanding in new ways, reflective in others. My brain was filled with “tell me more,” and “let me read that again”. It has lingered and endured in a way that has me rethinking so much of wha...

February 3, 2018

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drive Our Successes 

The stories are real. The feelings relatable. The to do list, doable.

This book has many takeaways for everyone, but there are a couple that stand out for me. 

First, the teacher connection. Teaching is part art and p...

October 20, 2017

Last night I had an opportunity to facilitate a reflection conversation with parents and teens after a showing of Screenagers. Hosted by Lantern Academy, the movie was shown at a local high school with a diverse, engaged, and eager audience. Attendance was fantastic an...

August 31, 2017

Leaving my kids is never easy. From September to June I look forward to and long for slow Summer mornings and warm Summer days. Having this time to reconnect with my kids and family after a busy school year is a magnificent gift. Taking time to play, laugh, think, expl...

April 27, 2017

Langniappe, eudaimonia, and googliness. My whirlwind adventure to the Google for Education Innovators Academy in London can be summed up by these three words.

Langniappe - a little something extra, a special gift or a bonus.

Before leaving for London, the Google for Educ...

March 27, 2017

It’s official! I’m travelling to London, UK to take part in what is promised to be one of the most valuable learning experiences in my educational journey. I’m going to be a Google Innovator! I am one of 36 educators from around to world chosen to work on a proposed pr...

February 24, 2017

It was mentioned in a podcast I recently listened to, and I had to try it for myself. Google maps aren't the same from domain to domain, and the "truth" of these borders depends on the country from which you're viewing.  Take a look below.

What if we had students l...