Day 30 – #AprilBlogADay – Impact

How has #AprilBlogADay impacted your practice? During the month of April: I had a cold that lasted four weeks. (Maybe it was something else!?) I finished up a big editing project. I taught school for three weeks, minus one much-appreciated spring break week. And I posted 33 times on this blog! I did plenty of […]

Day 29 – #AprilBlogADay – My History of Learning

Your History of Learning – What have been your greatest learning experiences? (I’m going to tweak this a bit. I’ve learned some valuable lessons, but they’ve happened over a lifetime, not just experiences I can name.) Two more days of #AprilBlogADay. I’m making it! I really didn’t think I would do it every single day in April! […]

Day 27 – #AprilBlogADay – Letting Go

How to Build a More Powerful Classroom by Letting Go I don’t understand fully what happened to me when I became a connected educator. That’s when it started, though. That’s when my classroom became more powerful. That’s when I began to let go. I became the chief learner. When I started that journey as a reflective […]

Day 26 – #AprilBlogADay – Fighting Spring Fever

Engagement/lessons/tips/tricks/ideas for spring fever – age specific. Funny, just last week, I found three ways to keep K-2 students engaged at the end of the year. Those are three things that I’m doing with my kindergarten students now. I wrote about them here. Engagement for All Ages! Those were for K-2, but today I’ll consider one […]

#AprilBlogADay to Continue

This month I’ve enjoyed writing one blog post a day. I didn’t really think I’d be able to keep it up, but I have so far! Only five days to go. We had a Twitter chat today and decided to keep this community of the #AprilBlogADay challenge going next month. We will continue it in […]

Day 24 – #AprilBlogADay #ILoveMySchoolBecause

I have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of teaching school around the world from where I came from and where I’ve always taught. This past week I was a co-leader of a committee for Earth Day celebrations, which would kickoff our K-12 anti-littering and recycling campaign. It was my first time leading a committee here at my new […]