Gamify Literacy – Part 1

One of the greatest benefits of membership in ISTE is the professional development offered to members. The webinars and book studies are really pretty good if you are trying to keep up with the myriad of technology applications that are possible in education. Last week ISTE’s Literacy PLN started a book study on the book […]


In our city, the Technology Resource Teachers (TRTs) send out an annual email to introduce themselves.  I wanted to do something different this year, and have created a SMORE Flyer with all of the information that I usually send in the email. The link to the flyer is here: A good friend and great […]

Lessons from #Ferguson

I’ve been watching the posts etc. coming out of Ferguson, MO as I’m sure all of you have.  Yesterday my professional reading had two links to information about #Ferguson: Larry Ferlazzo’s curated posts and a Post on the Center for Teaching Quality blog. It struck me – as I looked at one particular tweet – […]

Coaching Millennials

Last week I went to a workshop on Supervision.  From time to time I have to coordinate a team of coaches to get a project done, so I thought I might get a few additional resources from this session.  We spent a portion of the session discussing the needs and expectations of employees of different […]

Flipped Classroom – Elementary Style

One of my schools is working on flipping the classroom.  With that in mind, I was asked to represent the school division at a forum that our local PBS station WHRO.  We had started talking about flipping the classroom towards the end of the year.  When I went to the ISTE conference in the summer […]

Email Coaching

Email is one of the hardest things to try to coach teachers about.  Most have had personal email accounts for years.  So they think they know how to use email.  Try to suggest that folks sit down with you to learn to use Outlook (the program our school division uses for email), and they look […]

Differentiated Coaching

Last month our team was given an assignment:  Prepare a ten-minute presentation on coaching.  We’ve studied tech coaching over the last year – read about a few models, watched a few video archives etc. So I wanted to bring something new to the discussion.  Amazon had a number of books on coaching, so I decided […]