Category Archives: Reflection

Initial ISTE Reflection

Global Exchange       Just like last year two of my favorite days are the pre-conference offerings of HackEd and the Global Education Day. The Global Ed day reaffirmed what I already knew, students need and want to make connections … Continue reading

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Responsibility of Learning

The first test of the school year did not go as smoothly as anticipated. The test answers were not completely wrong, they were often just missing the details to make them fully correct. Even though every class practice involved providing … Continue reading

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Twenty Edcamps

Yesterday I attended my 20th edcamp! I know this is not a world record, but it still feels like a monumental accomplishment based on what I have gained from the combined experiences. To justify to other teachers why I have … Continue reading

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Reflect and Refresh

The last day with students is the perfect time to push refresh and to start dreaming about an awesome new school year. Every year I ask my students to take a survey about our class content and delivery. Google Forms … Continue reading

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Free Range Google

No, Free Range Google is not an official thing … yet, but it is the best way I can think to describe the part of my class where I remove the barriers and let the students wonder and search. This is counter some of the arguments on Twitter recently from my PLN, but that is why I have necessary pre-requisites: Continue reading

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Twitter Turning Point

There was a single moment when I realized that Twitter was no longer the greatest thing to happen in my personal professional growth: I was sitting in the Newbie Lounge at ISTE in 2013. I was not a newbie, but … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing ‘Thank You’

The beginning of the school year had a unique, almost daily occurrence. A small group of my 7th period students would thank me for another great lesson. It was a great start to the year. I did not realize how … Continue reading

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