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The Great Balancing Act

Teaching can sometimes feel like the craft of a gifted ringmaster. Regardless of weather, engagement levels, attendance, and circumstances beyond our control… the show must go on! In a week plagued w/ extreme temperatures, rain, and potential hurricanes may we … Continue reading

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Forget “Finally Friday”

I truly love my job! I love teaching kids and working alongside other educators to make learning challenging, fun, engaging, and interesting for our learners. Does that mean that students are going to go home raving about every lesson we … Continue reading

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Google Classroom Changes

Like any online tool, changes come and changes go! This year many educators were shocked when they went to update or create new Google Classrooms to find the familiar gone.  Google has updated Classroom and while there were some shocked … Continue reading

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Failing Forward; Not Just for Students

As a technology integration specialist, sometimes I feel like I have to have all the answers and be able to figure things out lickety-split, then other times I laugh at my naive self and realize that technology is fluid, ever … Continue reading

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To the Shiny & New

Every year new teachers step up to the plate for the first time. There is so much to learn, do, and organize that sometimes I feel that the most critical parts of the puzzle are lost in the shuffle. Everyone, … Continue reading

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Fireflies in a Jar

August is filled with the bittersweet finale of summer vacay and the anxious anticipation of the coming school year dancing a tango in my head. Although summer is hardly the break some feel it is, summer allows me to slow … Continue reading

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The Torch Passes On

This year I attended my 4th summit in a row. That seems crazy to speak out loud, because it seems like yesterday I was the unsure, nervous, insecure teacher entering Naugle Hall to the loud applause of the welcome wagon. … Continue reading

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