Education, Academia, and Learning

My friend Amanda Dykes, shared this slide from a presentation on Instagram: YouTube is the #1 educational site in the world. Sooooo why is it blocked in most schools??? A photo posted by Amanda Dykes (@amandacdykes) on Jun 9, 2015 at 1:34pm PDT I thought it was an interesting tweet,because I am not sure of […]

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No Thank You Needed

I was telling a friend that a student thanked me for a good year and for making them like English for the first time. It was a nice moment in a long year that really meant something to me. My friend asked me if it bothered me that more students do not thank me. It was such a weird question. I really don’t think about it, but here are some thoughts I shared with them.I never signed up to teach for

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Innovation Does Not Happen in Schools If a Child Does Not Feel Loved

Innovation is something that I talk about a lot, but so are relationships.  They are connected, yet relationships can never be focused on enough. I remember early on in my career, someone once told me that if a child comes to hug you, never let go first. They will hold onto you until need it. […]

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Your Social Media Guidelines in One Sentence

Social media is becoming the norm as opposed to the exception in many schools. With that happening, many administrators are rushing to make a list of policies and guidelines to ensure that teachers are using the medium wisely.  Yet the more policies and guidelines we have, the more we deter people from using social media. […]

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