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The Most Important Lessons

In under two weeks, I will stand before my newest class of wonderful, amazing, brilliant geniuses. I have been diligently preparing our classroom space, carefully crafting projects and activities, and constantly reflecting on how I want my students to remember their time with me.  243 more words

Philosophy

You Don't Have to Be a Genius

Since many people are returning to school during the next couple of weeks, I thought I would re-visit and share some of last year’s more successful projects in case you want to try one.   470 more words

Education

My Son, The Learner

Late last night as I was watching TV my son appeared from outside.  When I questioned him as to where he had been, he replied, “I was building stuff.”  He then proceeded to show me an elaborate potato gun he had constructed and explain to me how it would work.  721 more words

Teaching

What's Your School's Identity?

This week is pre-planning week in our school district.  School starts next Monday and teachers are getting ready for their new group of students.  During this week I like to lay out what my vision for this upcoming school year will be.  1,067 more words

Passion

My First Attempts At Genius Hour

This last year had me learning and researching Genius Hour.  I discovered some amazing resources including a Genius Hour live binder which was created by Joy Kirr. 1,089 more words

Genius Hour

Passion Projects continue..

Hi everyone,
Our latest student reflections on our Passion Projects are now on our website for you to see. Just click on the following link. 98 more words

Creative

Summer Vacation 2014: My Big 3 Obsessions

Every year I remind myself how fortunate I am as a teacher to have a summer break. But it’s about more than long days at the beach, lunches with friends, and catching up on my Netflix cue; summer break is a time to reflect on and renew my passion for education. 463 more words

Educational Technology