Saturday, May 13, 2017

Blogging Buddies Begins

I Must Confess blogging and I have not been close buddies. There were good intentions and excitement that led to numerous Pinterest pins about blogging, planning, and organizing ideas but... more often than I would like to admit, life and really laziness, have distracted me from the job at hand.

Thanks to my PLN on Twitter, I ran across the ISTE Blogging Buddies challenge. We are organized into groups and tasked with following a few basic guidelines. 
  • Blog at least once per month. 
  • Offer feedback to all others in your group on at least one of their posts per month.
  • Practice best digital citizenship. 
My Hope is that blogging will become less of a chore and more an act of professional discovery and reflection. I am going to further challenge myself to post at least twice a month, although once a week seems more ideal. We will see!? Knowing that someone will be reading and commenting adds that extra bit of accountability. Summer break is going to be a great time to set this new blogging routine.

As with many transformation processes, there is a BEFORE photo.
So, here's to this renewed adventure!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Educator Appreciation Week

Look what I walked into when arriving at school today! What a great way to kick off Educator Appreciation Week!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Star Light, Star Bright

This April, I received my STAR Discovery Educator welcome kit. My first experiences with Discovery Education (DE) came while working towards my master's degree via Wilkes University. The Board Builder and Spotlight on Strategies are two of my favorite DE features.  We may be close to the end of this school year, but I'm already looking forward to the 2017-2018 year and helping teachers and students feel the warmth of the Discovery Education light!

Letting my learning compass guide me! Where will your compass take you?