Lessons From the Drive-Thru

If you are like me, your morning typically starts at Dunkin Donuts.  Even though most times I just run in, this morning, due to the rain, I decided to go through the drive-thru.  It was early and the D&D staff seemed to be moving slowly, so I found myself glancing around the inside work area […]

10 Things I Learned at #HPGAFE

Today was a real “spark keeper”! Not only did I walk away with some fresh new ideas on how to enhance my learning environment, but I got to meet the one and only Alice Keeler @alicekeeler.  If you don’t know who that is, Google her or stalk her on Twitter!  You won’t be disappointed. Alice […]

Connect. Engage. Grow. Repeat!

  Recently I came across a “tweeter” named Ollie Brazier (@brazier_10) who chose the words Connect, Engage, Grow, Repeat as his backdrop to his Twitter profile. I immediately identified with these words. In fact, it struck me that this has been my summer learning pattern. Oh, what a summer of learning and sharing it has been! […]


This Monday, May 4th, marks the beginning of another Teacher Appreciation Week.  A week set aside to recognize, not only the individual hard working teacher, but the overall profession of being an educator.  What makes this year’s “week of the teacher” any different than others, is the sheer amount of connected educators joining together to […]

Grow, Know, and Understand

The title of my blog post was inspired by a former colleague of mine that I do not get a chance to see very often.  But when we do, our discussions always seem to revolve around how we have grown as professionals, what we know now that we didn’t know then, and our new understandings […]

Limiting our Perspective

If the most valuable resource we have as teachers, is each other, then why is it so difficult to understand the importance of collaboration. I have found that educators who are not open to sharing opportunities, do, in fact, have a limited point of view. When I say not open, I mean those professionals that believe […]