Tag: #6104

PD Planning Through My Eyes

I have been providing professional development to teachers for almost a decade.  During that time, it’s been interesting to witness the different formats that school districts and conference use to structure their professional development.  I’ve been told before that my session needs to last 7 hours or been asked what do you think would be a good…

Modeling Mindset, Curiosity, and Problem Solving

Today my food dehydrator broke.  It just quit.  It would not dry my fruit.  I think most people would find this an annoying aggravation, as with any appliance that goes belly up without notice.  I had this perspective as well, but I also saw it as an Internet search extravaganza!  My mind raced with questions:…

Digital Educational Resources: The Ultimate Free Puppy

Am I going too far with this blog post title?  I don’t think so!  Every day, teachers, principals, curriculum directors, and IT directors receive a smattering of emails, postcards, advertisements, and phone calls from vendors.  Appealing colors draw our eyes.  Utilizing flashy slogans and cute catchy names, they get our attention.   Four letters, F-R-E-E,…

Engagement is Important, but Mindfulness is More

  “Blinkers, sometimes known as blinders, are a piece of horse tack that prevent the horse seeing to the rear and, in some cases, to the side.  Many racehorse trainers believe these keep horses focused on what is in front, encouraging them to pay attention to the race rather than other distractions, such as crowds….