Foundations for “Re” #28daysofwriting

For the past several months, I've had the privilege of being part of an amazing team of innovative educators who are in the process of building something new. Not the kind of new you experience when you buy a new car, all shiny and perfectly clean, but more of a..let's say...redesigned, reimagined, repurposed new. As... Continue Reading →

I’ve been thinking about the workshop model in light of today’s learner, specifically the self-directed learner in a personalized learning classroom/community. Gone are the days when students would gather together in front of an easel for a mini-lesson on, let's say, imagery. We would read a beautiful text such as All Summer in a Day, and then... Continue Reading →


Today I read about nextgen schools and deeper learning. Fascinating, interesting, and transformative. I love thinking about transformation. In essence, it is everywhere, all the time, right in front of us. We just don't always notice. It's easy to transform a messy room into a clean room--we see our progress almost instantly. Our children transform one day to the next,... Continue Reading →

30,000 Feet and Descending

I've spent the last year circling the atmosphere/stratosphere/troposphere/whatever sphere surveying the wide, wide world of education and trying to figure out where to land. Regular ed? Middle School? Elementary school? Tech ed? Gifted ed?  I've been a teacher most of my professional life, and I've never been one to follow the crowd. I'm all for... Continue Reading →

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