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making a 180

making a 180

To know me is to know that I have a hard time admitting failure or weakness. Though it is obvious I am not perfect, I do not relish the idea of shouting that fact to the multitudes. So a few weeks ago, I read about and blogged about my love/hate relationship with...

my own personal vortex

my own personal vortex

This COETAIL course has been my own personal vortex. After reading about a hundred COETAIL blog posts, following countless new tech or education blogs, watching dozens of videos, and scanning through a host of suggested texts--my head is swimming with ideas. These...

to wikipedia or not to wikipedia…

to wikipedia or not to wikipedia…

that is the question. I have never been a fan of Wikipedia. Whenever my students and I are inquiring, we inevitably land upon a Wikipedia entry which I work hard to steer my students away from. But for years, my husband has chimed on and on about the site's benefits....

no duh!

no duh!

When people say that technology can't help teaching and learning in the classroom, I cringe a bit inside. What negative experiences do they have to inform their decisions?  What are they scared of? Why so negative? To me, it's a "no duh." Of course technology can...

switchin’ it up

switchin’ it up

As you can see in the inforgraphic below, I've got some students that could benefit from some extra support in the classroom. Here's the story about a unit that my team and I "mind shifted" in an effort to meet our cuties (and their parents) where they are. We did...

got connected?

got connected?

I work at a school where a current divisional goal is urging better communication with parents. Email. Blog. Photos. School website. Email. Newsletters. Calling. Reporting. Conferencing. Email. Sound familiar? As an educator I have to fulfil the obligations...

mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes

While reading up on all of this week's required materials, my head is swimming with ideas, supportive feelings and disagreeing arguments. With all these ideas roaming around, none is taking foothold. What the heck am I going to reflect on this week? And who out there...

overwhelmed much?

overwhelmed much?

What was I thinking? Keeping the family happy, healthy, focused, and organized while working full-time, surviving the amazing South African traffic, and trying to start my COETAIL balanced with the other 1,682 things on my personal and professional To-Do list makes me...

who the heck

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