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January 23, 2019

I work with a lot of different teachers across grade levels and the first question I love to ask when planning a lesson with another educator is, how will your students be engaged in the learning? So often we are consumed with the “what” and making sure students are getting all of the information th...

February 10, 2018

2018 is off to a quick start and the first month has already passed. Jason and I spent some time in January catching up on the state of edtech around the nation and found some disheartening results. We know studies and stories alone do not tell the entire truth but we wanted to take the time to high...

January 24, 2018

Rosanna and I have officially moved back to our home city of Indianapolis! We are from the Indy area originally so the move was geared toward getting closer to home and family. We both loved our time in Maryland, DC, Baltimore, Annapolis and loved all our adventures up and down the east coast. It is...

December 24, 2017

Do you struggle with the same students participating in every lesson? Do you want students to have an outlet for sharing ideas and collaborating? Padlet is a great tool to create a “wall” where students are able to respond to topics, prompts, and/or questions. The site allows for total class partici...

March 21, 2017

I love offering my students access to as many books as possible. In my classroom, I have a very large classroom library that the students are welcome to check-out and take home. We also are fortunate to have a school library that has thousands of books for students to choose from. However, I have fo...

January 11, 2017

Since their founding, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been dedicated to advancing education around the globe and has funded hundreds of efforts to do so. They believe that “the path out of poverty begins when the next generation can access quality healthcare and a great education.” The Fou...

November 20, 2016

I am writing a quick post about a program I just came across during my weekly listen to the Science Friday podcast (also broadcast on NPR at 2:00pm every Friday). If you don’t listen to Science Friday I highly recommend it. The topics are wide ranging but essentially there is something for everyone....

October 25, 2016

Communication is key in any classroom. Finding a system that works in your classroom is really important! I am always very honest with my parents at the beginning of the year and say that although I will try to make phone calls throughout the year, I have found that e-mails and notes are an easier w...

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