Reflection

Purpose, Content, Agency

For thirty-one years, I taught in a public, rural PK-8 elementary school. Past or present, first grade or eighth grade, my goal has always been for students to own and create their own learning. Together, we created the environment and…

Thoughtful Thursdays 2

Another week is almost gone for the Reflective Writing Club of  #CCCWrite from @ONE.   I’ve not read all the posts, but have learned so much from the sharing of our two prompts so far: Week 2: Discuss the role that attending conferences…

Conference Conundrum

Conferences Pre-2009 The topic for #CCCWrite from @ONE is conferences. Discuss the role that attending conferences plays in your professional learning Reflect on one valuable conference experience you had and discuss why you found it valuable. Let us know what…

Thursday Thoughts

In our reflections, we’ve grown to be fearless in sharing in order to build relationships, no matter the rainstorms around us — because there is value in our voices that will help us all learn.

A Thing to Consider

A Thing To Consider Brett Gaylor with Mozilla Advocacy reminds us that this new internet is “like life, a thing to consider” and without this internet, our freedom of access to information would be so different. Our Parts So as I…

BlogAMonth Lessons to Remember

  A Question As the world is busy making resolutions, what is the most important ‘lesson’ you want to teach your students? Note: This blog is part of the #blogamonth challenge. Join in our community of educators and give your blogging…

Stories are Frames

  Yesterday I chose my One Word: Story. Everyone has a story. Today, I discovered my friend Helen DeWaard’s One Word: Frames. Frames structure our ideas– they can limit us, support us, or enrich us. Our frames structure our stories…

One Word

One Word. Story. We humans are stories, each of us unique and different, living out our lives according to our plans and obstacles, making life work as best we can. The year 2017 brought immense changes to the country in…