More Tech Resources

In the past couple of weeks, I have done a lot of exploring and learning online.  I am amazed by what I find and what is now on the internet.  I can’t believe I have seemingly been missing out on so much. As a way to document my own learning, and, hopefully, inspire some newContinue reading “More Tech Resources”

Resources to Check Out!

There are so many cool tools online for educators and parents. These tools are great for integrating technology into your classroom/home.  I am going to talk a bit here about a few of the tools I’ve learned about and explored.  All of these tools are new to me within the past week.  Yah, I feel like I’ve beenContinue reading “Resources to Check Out!”

Containing Myself

I am so excited about my new learning.  I have read so many articles/blogs, explored different websites and webtools.  I know I have a lot more to learn, but I am excited about what I have been learning and finding so far. It’s great to learn new things and find new resources, but, to really makeContinue reading “Containing Myself”

My 1st Wordle

Another VP introduced me to Wordle today (Thanks, Erin). She uses it to analyze the words she uses in her blog. It is a very interesting concept because it really shows where your emphasis is in what you write on your blog.  The words you use most often in your posts are larger than the wordsContinue reading “My 1st Wordle”

Courage to Make a Difference

As I reflect on my time as a vice-principal, I recall an important moment.  It stuck out for me at the time and made me realize that I was becoming stronger in my ability as an elementary school administrator.  It was after one of the first beginning of the year meetings I attended with the entire staff ofContinue reading “Courage to Make a Difference”

Teachers Must Entertain

The other night, as I read A Framework for Understanding Poverty, by Ruby Payne, I found some of the Hidden Rules Among the Classes very interesting.  Payne says that “the bottom line in generational poverty is entertainment and relationships” (pg. 41), This intrigued me.  Relationships I can understand, but really, entertainment? She  describes a situation where teachers are very concerned aboutContinue reading “Teachers Must Entertain”

Blogging 24-7

I don’t know what the deal is, but I can’t seem to shut off my brain … Is it because I have been ill and in so much pain, I’m not able to sleep? Is it because of the lack of stimulation of my brain the last 7 months staying at home? Is it because of theContinue reading “Blogging 24-7”

Powerful Chit Chat

As I have mentioned, I am currently reading A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne.  I am reading this book mainly because my new assignment is the Vice-Principal  of an Inner-City school in my district. I found Chapter 2 – The Role of Language and Story – to be quite interesting and informative, both educationally and personally.  IContinue reading “Powerful Chit Chat”

PLN’s & PPN’s

Last night I was reflecting upon why I have so readily embraced Twitter and what it has to offer on a professional level.   It’s not just because I am a Plunger, either.  You see, I have done this type of networking in the past.  Years ago, as a teacher, I was an active poster on the Teachers.Net chatboardsContinue reading “PLN’s & PPN’s”

I Am a Plunger

About 10 years ago, I had 3 websites that I developed and kept up to date: Educational Links for Teachers, Poetry Pages for Teachers, and a Classroom website.  All of these have been taken off the net, unfortunately.  Not sure why I took them down, but I did.  I’m not even sure how I would goContinue reading “I Am a Plunger”