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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


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


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


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

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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


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

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Summer LS: You Matter AND You're a Genius

I am diligently working through the Summer Learning Series @SummerLS that Todd Nesloney (@TechNinjaTodd) has been posting and we’ve come to a topic that has been driving my practice for more than a year, the Angela Maiers’ (@AngelaMaiers) inspired, #YouMatter movement. 644 more words