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Friday, January 16, 2015


After spending a week in Wilmington, NC...I realize that Middle School teachers are so fun to work with!  I had the pleasure of working in Pender County sharing strategies and usage of DE in their classrooms..
My big AHA...was watching the 3D printer being set up...this got ALL MY curosity cells excited and now I can't wait to get to FETC and listen to the CEO of MAKER BOT...and also present THE biggest user with my friends as a featured presentation!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ronald McDonald is the devil...

I find it ironic that the McDonald Corporation is attempting to get in to educational activities while feeding our students junk.
The golden arches is an icon of poison for our children...there is nothing that is good, except maybe using the indoor playground for activity.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Just found Stephen Barkley!

What a phenomenal resource Stephen Barkley is! He has been coaching for over 30 years and is a delightful, energetic speaker who spoke at our Discovery week long training held in Miami, Florida. I have bought his latest book and can't wait to dive it! (Unfortunately, its only available on the Kindle and alas, I have a color nook!)
Getting ready to see old friends tonight and all week at METC and of course, meet some new ones... LOVE this conference because I get to see all the local favs and share stories, plus sleeping in my own bed is an added feature!
Just got back from spending a week in Hawaii, working with some great schools on Oahu! They are doing good work and so proud to be adding to their learning and they are also teaching me!

Friday, June 10, 2011


Um, I could come up with a million excuses why I haven't been blogging, but I won't..let's just say I'm gonna dust myself off, and start all over again!
Just got back from a great workshop in Billings, Montana! I had the privilege of working with a stellar group of educators at the University of Billings for two days and it was a great learning adventure! Bonus round went to dinner with Darren Hudgins of Oregon, who is just too cool for school! We had a great time chatting and chewing while attempting to wait for our esteemed friend Rushton to make his way...flight delayed, flight delayed again, plane changes,and then viola at 10:45 he appears! Note: Do NOT rely on airport signs, stick with the internet as a reliable resource!
My biggest If you thought self graded exams was ain't seen nuthin yet!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Before February passes me by....

You know that goal of blogging regularly and taking the time to reflect? Well, it didn't happen in February at all. I decided I had more important things to do and I shall challenge myself in March to reflect more often on my learning and growing..
Highlights of February included a wonderful grouping of stellar conferences that I presented and attended and more importantly met new friends that make me think.
My favorite is David Zach, from Milwaukee. He is a futurist that keynoted at the ITSC conference in Oregon and really gave a good talk. I hope to carry on more conversations with him when he travels to St. Louis soon...yep, face to face conversations are always the best!
I also worked online with some great teachers in Maryland with Google Earth and their STEM project. Garmins are fitting in well with their curriculum and I'm looking forward to seeing some of their final projects!
I was also able to work face to face with some great teachers in Illinois and Florida. Ok, I have to admit, the weather was stellar in Florida and it was also my birthday...what a gift it was NOT to wear a coat!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011