This week has been a blur already, and it’s only Wednesday! In addition to beginning my summer work for LearnZillion (which is going to be REALLY exciting when it’s finished!), I have been working on a few mini-projects. Shout-Outs I am taking a Go Slow Workshop with THE Alice Keeler on Google Classroom. If […]Read more "Shout-Outs, Soft Skills, and Some Virtual Manipulatives"
In yesterday’s post, I listed out my biggest takeaways from the 4C’s conference I attended this past week. In short, I went in looking for ways to use our 1:1 Chromebooks to create powerful learning for my students. While I did get that, I was inspired to do so much more. This school year, I […]Read more "4C’s Conference Part 2: Two Projects that are Scary, Exciting, and Could Completely Change my Class Culture!"
This week I went to a two day conference in Mt. Vernon, IN called the “Rock the 4C’s,” and it was the best local conference I’ve ever been to! So many great takeaways and the Keynote speaker was amazing! Today, I’d like to share some of the inspiration I got at the conference. Tomorrow, I’d […]Read more "My Takeaways from the 4C’s Conference (Part 1)"
Usually I go home at the end of the conference with a couple of helpful websites and ideas, but mostly I am frustrated. I know I’m probably not alone in that regard.
But this PD is supposed to help us get better at teaching…right? Right?
I am basically just working on these presentations in the hopes that I will get to present them…someday? If working with LearnZillion’s Dream Team taught me anything, it’s that the best PD comes when you are creating something for a real purpose, and getting to workshop it with colleagues. Enter my presentation.Read more "Open Middle Brain Dump"
A quick addition to my space-themed post on Tuesday. Two students along with Mrs. Zieren (our department head) have worked all week on a decoration for the math hallway for next year. This banner, just finished a couple days ago, carries one of the quotes that has inspired this whole space theme (and blog title) for the […]Read more "Launch and Landing"
Somehow, my best and most rich ideas come late at night. As a math teacher, I am constantly searching for inspiration, but every once in awhile, lightning strikes and my late-night math insomnia kicks in. Usually at the other end comes a really cool lesson or activity or task for my students. I am hoping, in this case, that the result will be a really great year of learning for my 2017-2018 students. For my first ever blog post, I give you…a year in space!Read more "A Year in Space"