More than an “initiative”: The power of Ones at our school

This year, I was selected as one of the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators of the Year. Given this honor, my South Carolina PBS station came to profile me.  In my first year as an edtech coach, I was more excited to share the stage with the courageous teacher trailblazers and adaptive student learners who Read More …

This I Believe | 01-2011

Since being back from break, I’ve been guiding my class through their own drafts of “This I Believe” essays.  I like teaching this assignment, because it is a very personal essay style and there are a number of great resources out there, including sample essays.   The NPR show also attracted high acclaim from radio Read More …

TGIW: good day when you are a PowerPoint wiz?

Today was a good teaching day.  I felt particularly proud of my school’s student body when they were the ones leading the standing ovations (not the staff) during an all-school presentation by a Holocaust survivor.  There was an air of productivity and perspective that permeated throughout the rest of the day. I was very happy Read More …

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

I wanted to read you a quick, very short poem from W.B. Yeats, who’s someone you may know. He wrote this to his love, Maud Gonne, and he was bewailing the fact that he couldn’t really give her what he thought she wanted from him. And he says, “I’ve got something else, but it may Read More …