While scrolling through Twitter this morning, I stumbled upon the following tweet by @gcouros, which immediately had me nmh (nod my head) and state “Yes!” out loud! Simple yet profound statement a teacher shared – "The more innovative I have become, the less I have to worry about classroom management." — George Couros (@gcouros) February… Continue reading 4 Ways in Which Innovative Education Simplifies Classroom Management
This morning I was doing an #IMMOOC tribal dance with a colleague at my school (Annick Rauch) who is also participating in the #IMMOOC (Innovator’s Mindset massive open online course). We weren’t really dancing, but rather going on about what a great learning experience the #IMMOOC has been and the risks we have taken as a result of being part of the group. When I reflect… Continue reading Thank You Tribe!
I still remember the first time my British born and raised husband made me the traditional English dish of bubble and squeak. Bubble and squeak is a fairly routine meal in English households. It is basically throwing leftovers and whatever is in the fridge together in a pan with, you guessed it, potatoes! It’s basic,… Continue reading #IMMOOC Bubble and Squeak
So often we hear that we need to be thinking outside of the box. It was refreshing, for a change, to instead hear and read (during the #IMMOOC live session, and in Part 1 of The Innovator’s Mindset) that we can also be innovative teachers “inside the box,” and that anyone can be innovative, regardless of budgetary constraints.
My third and final reason for starting a blog this summer is because it has been an incredible year of growth for me (fortunately not just around my middle)! Lucking out in my selection of professional development seminars and workshops, as well as starting at a new school, which is always an opportunity for growth, resulted in a year jam packed with learning and progress. And because there is so much crossover between parenting and teaching strategies, I feel like not only my teaching skills improved, but my parenting skills as well.