Once Upon a Time…

Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away, there lived a teacher who was torn about how to reach her students and help them remember important information. She journeyed far and wide to speak to sages and scholars and what she found made her happy; for it underscored her own beliefs. So the…

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The Walking Dead…at a School Near You?

People talk about the idea of a zombie apocalypse and if it could ever really happen, funny thing is it already has! Our children are being turned into veritable zombies everyday that they sit and do uninspired work at school or are expected to fit into a one-size fits all cookie cutter style of education.…

Innovative Messages

What messages are you sending? Let's consider the messages we send when we innovate in the classroom. We show our students that learning is ongoing, a process and something to embrace - always. Innovation enhances everything we do. It makes life interesting. It creates passion. It's contagious. But most importantly it says we think enough…

The Seven ‘One’ders of OneNote

I'm sure you've heard of the Seven Wonders of the World... Wonders of the Ancient World: Colossus of Rhodes Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Lighthouse of Alexandria Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Statue of Zeus at Olympia Temple of Artemis at Ephesus NEW Wonders: Great Wall of China Petra Christ the Redeemer Machu Picchu…

Don’t Just Interrupt – Disrupt

Definition of disrupt a :to break apart - rupture b :to throw into disorder  c :to interrupt the normal course or unity of I have interrupted my normal course plans temporarily for special occasions and other timely reasons, but until recently I had never really disrupted my routine. This past month my class and I have been involved in…