Are you a “hill seeker”?

  Be a hill seeker. Most of us try to avoid hills, but what’s so good about flat? Think about it: flat tires, flat hair, flat returns and- the ultimate- flatlining. Life happens on the hills. They’re opportunities to prove to yourself that you’re stronger than you ever imagined. If you never attempt the ascent, […]

Why We Do What We Do?

Asking students to connect with the “why” can be very revealing.  Try asking them after assignments and projects why it was important to complete the work and what they learned from the process.  If they can’t produce the answer, then you missed the mark…meaning you missed the ultimate learning objective.  So, always remember when lesson […]

Dare to Share

Why has sharing what we know and learn as educators become so important?  In my life sharing is such an integral part of my daily routine and a measure of my success.  On days or weeks where there is less opportunity, I feel empty.  Isn’t that strange?!  I actually feel empty when I am not […]


   I have come to the conclusion that I need SPACE!  Not space from others, but space in my head, space to reflect, space to share, and space to grow.  Due to the busyness of life, I have walked away from using my blog as a sanctuary.  A place where I could rest, clear my […]

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! […]