Over the summer, I had the pleasure and privilege of leading professional development workshops for teachers in my school district as well as other school districts across our country. These workshops were about the benefits of personalized learning and how to implement it in a 21st century classroom. After leading my sessions and talking about… Continue reading Back to School! #DesklessLearning
Through research and personal exploration, I have learned a great deal about The Maker Movement and Maker Education. I am actually very thrilled about participating in this movement, so much so, that I have decided to create a club at my school dedicated to “Making”. I am also encouraging my school to participate in the… Continue reading Final Thoughts on #MakerED
As educators, we are completely involved in delivering high quality lessons to our students, however, teaching good lessons is not enough. Mastery learning must be proved in some way, and this is where assessments come in. There are various types of assessments, some great, others, not so great. Most assessments are geared towards content areas,… Continue reading Creatively Assessing
I am a very reflective practitioner. I believe that I have great knowledge to share, but at the same time, I am receptive to feedback and realize that I can always learn from others. I am a restless learner. I am always hungry for knowledge and searching for ways to improve my practice and other… Continue reading Teacher your Learners Questioning over Compliance
During this semester, my group and I have been working hard to uncover the details and research involved in answering one essential question – “Why don’t students think complexly?” After questioning, researching, questioning our questions and researching more, we have finally uncovered the answer to this “wicked problem” and found a solution. The process of… Continue reading The Wicked Problem of Complex Thinking – SOLVED
In education, there are always certain buzzwords you hear. Differentiation, personalized learning, critical thinking, innovation, to name a few. These words get used a lot, but what do they really mean? How do they look – as actions – in a classroom, and most importantly, are our students truly becoming prepared for the future? … Continue reading Are students really prepared for the 21st century? Let them CREATE a path for their future. #MakerEd
When asked to think about my “infodiet”, or the sources I use daily to get news and information, I realized that mine is very limited. My PLN consisted of mostly elementary education resources from teacher blogs and, Twitter, in addition to other elementary school teachers within my school and district. After realizing how limited I… Continue reading It’s time to Burst your (filter) Bubble!