Welcome to Rockin’ The Boat! This blog is not about boating, though I’m not against boating. Boating is fun. This blog is about changing the status quo in our classrooms and engaging students through the use of creativity and technology. Unleash your own creativity, passion for your subject, and your love of learning to inspire your students to do the same. It’s not as scary as it sounds, and don’t worry, I’m right here to guide you and hold your hand, figuratively speaking, of course. I’m not likely to actually hold your hand, since I don’t really know you. I will, however, encourage you to hang on to your hat and maybe grab a life jacket until you are ready to rock your very own boat.
Part 2 When I originally listened to my daughter and Daisy tell about their experience with hiking Handies Peak in Part 1, Got A Mountain To Climb: Baby Steps. Are You Ready? We Got This., I thought I knew which direction my posts would take, and then I didn’t. I immediately saw an amazing teachable … Continue reading Got an EDU Mountain to Climb? Tap Your PLN! Baby Steps. Are You Ready? We Got This!
Part 1: I love the mountains out west. I really do. My favorites press upward past the tree line and have snow draped around their summits year round, or nearly year round. During our recent vacation in Colorado, my cousin’s wife, Daisy, had a day picked out to climb Handies Peak near Lake City, Colorado … Continue reading Got A Mountain to Climb? Baby Steps. Are you Ready? We Got This.
Everyone wants a magic formula to create the perfect lifestyle and to know they are doing things right. If we just had this formula, then happiness and success would invade and take over our lives. Sure. That would be great.
I have a very bright, quick-witted, downright funny 11 year old son, Ryan, who absolutely hates school, most of the time. From kindergarten through second grade, he would wake up angrily every morning for school, complain loudly about it being a complete waste of his time, and trudge through his morning routine. I’m an educational … Continue reading Joy, Happiness, & Fun: Elusive or Inclusive in Your Classroom?