Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"Technology should personalize, not standardize." - George Couros

Technology is not just a tool.  Technology can be transformational for an individual.  By this I mean, we can go beyond planning technology to enhance our lesson plans and learning goals (standardize) but...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

#IMMOOC Prompt for Week 4: Is modeling your learning something that is important to innovation?  What do you do to model your own learning through your practice? 

Yes.  Modeling one's learning is very important to innovation.  If we want "innovative students" then...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

This summer I read the book Shift This by Joy Kirr.  This book challenged me and changed my thinking.  Innovation in our school system is so desperately needed and small shifts are a realistic way to innovate. After reading this book and a handful of others, I started...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

How can you create opportunities for innovation in your teaching?

This week, I referenced my #BookSnaps from Chapters 1-3 and couldn't stop thinking about the quote above on page 25.  "When we think differently about the things we are used to seeing daily, we can create...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I am participating in season three of the #IMMOOC (Innovator's Mindset Massive Open Online Course).  During this course, I will have the pleasure of listening to a handful of highly respected leaders in education, participate in multiple #edchats, and blog about the bo...

Friday, September 15, 2017

This week I started reading Empower by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani.  I've wanted to read this book for some time now.  The book shares what happens when students own their learning.  This school year, I have tried to make small attainable shifts to an innovative clas...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Well, whether I like it or not, summer is coming to an end.  I've been to school and slowly transformed the room back into a music room.  As I worked in my room, I couldn't help but think of the books I read this summer.  I plan to make some small shifts this year in m...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I am currently reading the book, UnSelfie by Michele Borba, Ed.D.  The book gives some great tips on how to build the Empathy Advantage.  Kids with an Empathy Advantage are more popular, achieve higher in school and are happier in an all-about-me, selfie-taking world....

Monday, June 19, 2017

It really bothered me that people said Twitter was life-changing.  I had been on Twitter for over a year and it wasn't life-changing for me.  Still, I kept hearing how amazing Twitter was and how important it is as an educator to be on Twitter so I slowly kept at it an...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

So, the end of the year is always crazy.  The schedule changes daily and the kids are wild with excitement for the summer.  On Friday, I had one fourth grade lesson that went extremely well.  The kids were engaged.  Hooked.  Happy.  The week before, we had composed a s...

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