A Fake Sense of Urgency

August 19, 2020

We are constantly bombarded with information. We get text messages, social media alerts, and emails that we feel need to be attended to. It’s hard to ignore a ringing phone or beeping alert. Our devices can seem to hold us prisoner. We are at [Keep Reading]

Teacher Hashtags and Inspiration

December 4, 2018

The ending of The Kindergarten Teacher has been haunting me. I don’t want to spoil it for you though as I am sure there are many people who have not yet seen the film. I wrote about it last week and how it can inspire us to nurture the talent [Keep Reading]

Comic Strip Newsletters

December 11, 2012

I went to a workshop last week and a fellow teacher told me that she does her newsletters in a comic strip format. I thought it was a great idea for several reasons. It’s Visual! Large blocks of text often get ignored in this fast paced world. [Keep Reading]

How I’ve Been Using Facebook in My Teaching

November 20, 2012

As an experiment this year, I decided to embrace social media to help open the lines of communication with students and parents. It’s only three months into the school year, but I thought I’d share with you my progress thus far. I [Keep Reading]

The Gay Insult

November 10, 2010

Describing things as gay has become the latest all-encompassing insult. “That’s so gay!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those words or a variation of them. Kids, in particular, are using it a lot and it [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Twitter in the Classroom

March 9, 2010

I found this cool document that gives you 29 ways you can use Twitter as a learning tool in your classroom. I think teachers should be embracing technology and bringing it into the classroom. I have found that the students respond really well to it. [Keep Reading]

Twitter Tip – Creating a Threaded Discussion

February 5, 2010

One of the most frustrating things about Twitter is trying to have a conversation with someone. When you reply to a tweet, it isn’t threaded at all. There is no subject heading so it can often be unclear as to what post you are commenting on. [Keep Reading]

Laughs in the Mail

January 31, 2010

I got this letter in the mail on Friday and I laughed out loud. It’s not often a letter can evoke laughter from me. Laughter that brightens up my whole day. Laughter that was desperately needed that day. Before I show you the letter though, it [Keep Reading]

Please Think Before You Tweet

January 14, 2010

Twitter is a great platform. It allows you to express yourself quickly and succinctly. You can connect with other people and share your thoughts or observations, all in less than 140 characters. The only problem with it is that it is almost too [Keep Reading]

Love Story Meets Viva La Vida

October 20, 2009

I so love Twitter. Ryan D. Scott posted this message up yesterday: “Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp, Taylor Swift and Coldplay = holy fantastic. Thanks @jonschmidty” I follow Ryan because he is a good blogger and posts some [Keep Reading]