deal with it

deal with it

My students have been inquiring about endangered animals and our responsibility as humans to care for living things. Though I try hard to shelter the students from the potential hazardous information they may see by giving them specific websites or apps to...
flip the script

flip the script

A few weeks ago, a scary NPR article¬†was all over my social media. Because my community was reposting, sharing, and conversing about it, the article kept rising to the top of my news feed. I couldn’t get away from it no matter how hard I tried. But the title did...
i see you

i see you

I’ve talked about our family’s views on technology ad nauseam. I’ve shared our experiences, the good, the bad, and the embarrassing. I’ve detailed my views about having an open-dialogue with your kids, trying to use technology in balance,...
living life in balance

living life in balance

We’re raising our children in an environment completed saturated by technology. As I sat down to write this blog, I did a census of the technology around our house and I was horrified with (and almost too embarrassed to share) the results. But more worrisome...
an open dialogue

an open dialogue

As a teacher, I’m often so exhausted having dealt with other people’s kids all day that I sometimes forget to practice what I preach at home! I’ll admit it, my husband and I have made mistakes in the rearing of our two lovelies. One of the...
open-ended math workshop

open-ended math workshop

The Why? Open-ended math question days are the most exciting ones in my classroom. The room is usually frenetic with students eager to solve complex problems. Student agency takes center stage as they are asked to solve a problem in any way they want using any tool...