Straddling the Line

January 8, 2014

“Walk the line” could work, too, but I’m no Johnny Cash. I moved to TechSmith nearly a year ago from teaching. All I ever wanted to do since starting college was teach. I never changed my major, and I never held a job (except for summer work) prior to jumping into my own classroom in […]

More Faith

January 10, 2013

I did a webinar yesterday afternoon with Marc Siegel, Deb Wolf, and Ramsey Musallam on the various ways Flipped Learning can be incorporated into a science classroom. We spoke about changing mindsets, thinking about mastery learning and standards based grading, and using video tools in class along with other ideas and tips. Ramsey spoke near […]

Growing Pains

December 20, 2012

This is a repost of an article I wrote for Brett Clark’s 12 Days of Dreaming series. f you have kids, know people with kids, or work with kids, you know that they will face some painful days as they grow. First comes teething, which I’ve heard is a nightmare. Then, the awkward pubic years […]

It Is Up to Me

March 14, 2012

I have learned more this year than ever before and I keep coming back to one inescapable truth: If I want education to change, it is up to me to change it. I am not arguing that I am the savior of American schools. I am saying if we want local, committed, and relevant change […]

I Can

February 9, 2012

In the spirit of full disclosure, this has been a discouraging week for me. Students are antsy and in need of a break. I am fighting some old battles with kids refusing to think or show interest in anything at all. I am also working with issues professionally I did not expect to have. Education […]

A Year of Learning

December 24, 2011

As the year winds down, I find myself thinking frequently about all the change I’ve gone through. This post doesn’t have a particular theme or any real deep insights…more of a year-in-review. – This time last year, I was in Thailand riding an elephant. It was probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had […]