#GeniusHour

Geniuses Learning Outside the School Walls

It’s coming! More and more learning outside the school walls. Tonight I was checking my email and sending announcements to my school secretary, when I received a chat message from a student. “When do I need to take that science test?” “I think you better do it by Wednesday.” (With a long holiday weekend coming… Read more Geniuses Learning Outside the School Walls

Joining Our Students in the e Wild West

For the past year, Angela Maiers has been a transformative influence in my teaching. She is a passionate 21st century literacy education leader and visionary. In one year, my teaching has experienced a thorough metamorphosis, starting with colleagues Mary and Brenda going to ITEC10 and telling me all about what they learned. A few months… Read more Joining Our Students in the e Wild West

Genius Hour

I’ve been given a genius hour this morning. State testing is happening right now at my school, and only half of the staff is charged with testing different groups of students at any one time. The other half of the staff has an extra long “prep” period, or what today I am calling my “genius… Read more Genius Hour