Monthly Archives: February 2018


Unplug! Unplug? Today many are concerned with the amount of time spent plugged in, detached from the “real world.” Yet, so many of us connect for “real” reasons and with “real” people. So, how do we contain this thing, this “unplugging?”

Blogging With Students

“It’s every teacher’s dream. Students are no longer writing for a grade or for their teacher. Instead, they are writing for their peers and generating their own topics. Can this really be possible?”

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…


Twitter, Really webinar by the ONE team explained the ways and whys of a Twitter user — how tweeting, retweeting, following hashtags, and replying connect the user to others in a reciprocal relationship of connected learning. I’ve written about Twitter…

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.