Teachers have only 180 days of influence. That's IT! Make sure they count. Why does that matter? It depends on why you teach. If you have no real vision for WHY you spend so much time with students, you should take your experience and find a better job, one that doesn't impact children. If, however, … Continue reading Why Teach?
Tech company,CTS, develops college ready skills program through SCRATCH coding, for local schools.
During the past few weeks, I have been promoting the importance of blended learning throughout our school. In fact, beginning in the fall, blended learning will be the focus of our principal, faculty, and the target of our professional development. Recently, I have built a plan to implement blended learning in the foreign language program … Continue reading Time to Make a Change
I have set out to change how we deliver education to students by making teachers more aware of the need to connect with them in new ways. During the next school year, together with a small team, I am building a plan to support teachers as they dive into teaching with the help of technology. … Continue reading The Uncomfortable Business of Change
It's true that some classes are better taught by a live teacher and manipulatives. In other cases, using technology is a better choice. Currently I am testing the waters with a real project that will determine and possibly change how students are introduced to foreign languages in my school. This is currently only an idea, … Continue reading Why Tech? Using Disruptive Innovation with Foreign Language Courses
Old School Teaching No doubt, as a teacher you have wrestled with knowing which lessons are best taught "old school". Sometimes it's just quicker and easier to pick up a piece of chalk (well okay, an expo marker) and create a visual. As a technology integrator, the conflict reminds me of the struggle between ranchers … Continue reading Old School Teaching
Finding Inspiration to Self Reflect If you want to be the best at your craft, you have to listen to the opinions of others, and be willing to change - especially if you're a teacher. Teachers need to know their methods are yielding their intentions. No one willingly asks for criticism unless there is some … Continue reading Inspiration to Self Reflect
My Public Diary What is an Eportfolio and Who Owns it? An eportfolio is an electronic account of what I have done, want to do, and what I believe - and I own it - every word of it...or at least, I should. Wow! There, I said it. That's what an eportfolio really means to … Continue reading My Public Diary – the eportfolio
Let's face it, unless this is the first time you've ever touched a computer you know the list of technology sites for teachers is endless. Are you wondering how you can find what will work in YOUR classroom, with YOUR kids, and YOUR abilities, in YOUR time frame?? I have gathered a short list of … Continue reading Sites for Teachers – to Engage Learners