Do It Now

It is the beginning of December. A month that is off-the-charts busy for most! From parties, to concerts, to shopping, to decorating, to baking, and wrapping, mixed in with all of the other everyday expectations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and get into the mindset […]

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Navigate Together

We are living in the 21st century where things are changing faster than ever. This obviously creates incredible opportunities, but that doesn’t happen without many challenges, too. A few weeks ago, I came across this post on Facebook and it really hit home, not only […]

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The Gift of Learning

Teachers wear many hats and parents wear many hats, too. What is becoming more and more obvious to me as my children go through school is that being a teacher and a parent comes with many challenges. I’ve written about some of these challenges in […]

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Creating the Best You

Meeting the needs of our learners is a complex task. First, it’s important to consider those we serve, to really get to know them and build relationships. What I did last year won’t necessarily work with my students this year, and vice-versa. Constantly adjusting our […]

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What if I kept my promises to myself?

Last week, I got to spend some incredible time with Katie Martin, author of Learner-Centered Innovation. While Katie and I have known each other since the first round of #IMMOOC (which was two years ago), and have continued to develop our friendship since, we had […]

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Risk-Taking Made Easier

Risk-taking is not always an easy task. Staying in our comfort zones often comes more naturally. We can get caught up in the: “This is too scary.” “What if I fail?” “What will others think of me?” “Maybe I’ll just wait until… tomorrow, next week, […]

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Knowledge is not Power

We’ve all heard the saying “Knowledge is power” and although most people tend to nod in agreement, upon further reflection, I would argue that knowledge itself isn’t power… it’s what you do with it that’s can be powerful (or not). When I think of this, […]

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