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Staycation: Having to Change Mindset & Try Things Differently-personal lesson for an educator.

I am a creature of habit.  There is ease in doing things that have always been done a certain way.  A few years ago, my husband and I jumped from tent camping to the RV world…and I will never go back! We can now weather, rain, snow, cold, and heat without having to suffer or… Continue reading Staycation: Having to Change Mindset & Try Things Differently-personal lesson for an educator.

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Bammy’s national to local: a movement to recognize the positives in education

Prologue:  As usually happens with interactions on Twitter, especially during chats, a connection, idea, and motivation develops.  This past Saturday (10/12/14) #satchat, not unusually, led to one of those moments.  The conversation centered around engaging stakeholders for the benefit of students.  A question arose as to how the greater community could be involved, and given recent… Continue reading Bammy’s national to local: a movement to recognize the positives in education

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Teacher Leaders at #EdcampLdr 105:365

Originally posted on Teach Between The Lines:
This was the best open conversation session I took part in during the day.  It was inspiring to see and hear from so many leaders working at different capacities in the school.  It was equally exciting to have a handful of teachers stepping up and sharing their experiences…

education · professional development · Twitter

Twitter is Google for Educators

I know many of you read the title are were thinking, “Huh? I don’t use Twitter the same ways as Google.”  Courtesy of dictionary.com, consider the following definition:   Amazing how a company name, is now an action verb, and one that is part of common culture.  We google anything and everything.  I google solutions… Continue reading Twitter is Google for Educators

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Educators Field of Dreams: will you come?

“If you build it they will come” Funny watching a piece on the 25th anniversary of “Field of Dreams” this week, how iconic that phrase has become. In today’s education field there is a lot of building going on…for teachers and for students. Not necessarily in the physical brick and mortar sense, but technologically. There… Continue reading Educators Field of Dreams: will you come?

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Twitter the Great Equalizer

A few weeks ago during #satchat and their live presentation from the Penn Graduate School of Education, I recall a particular comment made by Billy Krakower (@wkrakower) that really resonated…he commented how he as a teacher, was part of a Twitter team made up of a principal @bcurrie5 and now superintendent @ScottRRocco, and yet at… Continue reading Twitter the Great Equalizer

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Independent Schools need to connect #caisct

Thank you Bill Sullivan  for his recent #caisct post: Use the #CAISCT to Connect with other CAIS Educators This past week, I attended “Too Many Tools, Too Little Time” hosted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).  It is a wonderful event where educators from a range of schools and subject areas come together to… Continue reading Independent Schools need to connect #caisct