Staff Development vs. Professional Learning

Teachers across the world are required each year to complete a specific number of hours of “professional” or “staff development.” Many times they are all funneled into a single room where they everyone is presented with the same topic, strategy, or technology tool. This is a very over generalized way to help educators to grow … Continue reading “Staff Development vs. Professional Learning”

Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

As the Internet has become more and more pervasive in our everyday lives educators from around the world have been looking for ways to harness this to continue their professional growth outside of the traditional professional development that their districts and schools have provided. This has led to the growth of being a connected educator. … Continue reading “Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?”

As Heard on The Planning Period Podcast…

I had a great opportunity to record with Brad Shreffler (Twitter, Website) of The Planning Period Podcast. Brad and I took part in a MADPD session hosted by Shane Lawrence (Twitter, Podcast) and connected to speak for his podcast. On this episode we discuss “the value of reaching across the silos of our roles and … Continue reading “As Heard on The Planning Period Podcast…”

As heard on Ed – Conversations About the Teaching Life…

I recently had the opportunity to record with Shane Lawrence for his podcast, Ed – Conversations About the Teaching Life. Shane and I discuss my role in education, my podcasts, failure, and professional development. Give it a listen below:

#MADPD – Making Tech Disappear

I had the great fortune to be a part of a panel for #MADPD on May 6, 2018 with Shane Lawrence of Ed – Conversations about the Teaching Life, Brad Shreffler of The Planning Period Podcast, and Kasey Bell of Shake Up Learning and The Google Teacher Tribe. Below is the video of that session: … Continue reading “#MADPD – Making Tech Disappear”

#waledchat – Wins and Losses Twitter Chat

If you have the chance, join a new friend of mine, Mr. Phil Strunk (@MrPStrunk), on the new Twitter chat he has started called #waledchat. The name comes from a podcast and blog (Wins and Losses) he started this school year as a means of reflecting as an educator and highlighting both the good and … Continue reading “#waledchat – Wins and Losses Twitter Chat”