PEOPLE Make You Better

Here it is… my first vlog! Thanks for pushing me to take this risk, Brian Aspinall and Nycol Didcote! I have so many “ed heros”, but they aren’t all big names. Anyone who is adding to my life in a positive way, who pushes my […]

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Our #CanConnectEd Treasure Chest

This blog post is co-written by best friends, Nycol Didcote and Annick Rauch after attending Connect 2017 in Niagara Falls. At the beginning of the school year, we were searching for a conference to attend which would be worthwhile… so, we decided to ask for […]

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You Are Never Alone

Four and a half years ago, I was pregnant with my second son. Through social media, I found a group of women who were all also expecting in December 2012. I think that this is the moment in time that I realized just how powerful […]

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Takeaways & Lingering Thoughts

George Couros… he’s had quite the impact on my career in just a few short months. I only picked up his book, The Innovator’s Mindset, in September in order to participate in the first round of #IMMOOC, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Last week, I […]

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Growing Pains

When you know better, you do better… right? I would be inclined to agree with this statement most of the time, but not all of the time. Here’s why: this school year, I feel as though it’s been my biggest year of professional growth thus […]

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Is Perfection Paralyzing You?

Imagine for a second that babies and toddlers were constantly paralyzed by the barrier of perfection, just as many adults are. Their thought process may look something like this: I better not roll over, because I have yet to learn how to sit. I better […]

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5 Senses Paw Patrol Inspired Episodes

In my post Hooks & Interests & Creativity, Oh My! I described a PBL project that was in the works. Now that we’ve finished (and showcased our hard work at portfolio night last night), I thought I would share with the rest of the world! Check out […]

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Voice & Choice & PD

After reading this blog post by Dr. Brad Gustafson and Jessica Cabeen, I was in awe of how they had planned, organized and executed their PD days. I’ve done a lot of reading on professional development, and have learned a great deal, especially from the amazing Katie Martin (if you don’t follow […]

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When Learning and Passions Collide

I think we can all agree that one of our goals when our students leave school is that they will have learned how to learn. I personally believe that the easiest way for anyone to learn this important skill, is to learn something they are […]

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