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A teacher affects eternity …

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” ~ Henry Ford How do we move from being a novice at something to being comfortable with the process? Think about a time you engaged in new, deep learning. What did you need to have in place? Support from others? More information? More time […]
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The Power of One-on-One

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller I love seeing more and more schools move to the 1:1 concept – linking each student with their own computer and in turn a globalize/collaborative learning environment. It is my goal to someday work in such an environment. In the […]
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Lessons from Alice

“When Alice tried the little golden key in the lock, the door opened to reveal a passage into the loveliest garden she had ever seen.  But she was much too big to fit through the door.  In her tour of the room, she found on the table a little bottle with the words “Drink Me.”  […]
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Anything is Possible

Eleven years ago I was introduced to a model of inquiry called The Picture Word Inductive Model. This is the work of Dr. Emily Calhoun. I was fortunate to receive training from Dr. Calhoun and I continue to work with schools as they implement the model to this day. During my first year as a […]
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The Twitter Buffet

Preparing to introduce Twitter this week to a group of elementary teachers has caused me to reflect on my own Twitter journey. I joined the world of Twitter on October 8, 2008. I used Bwitterday to determine my Twitter birthday. It wasn’t until this past summer that I truly got the hang of Twitter and […]
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Finding your Passion

“Passion is contagious and when you have the courage to share your passion for life with those around you, it can inspire others to find the path to their dreams!” ~Michele DeVille Communicating with other educators around the world through the use of Twitter, Blogs, and other Web 2.0 tools is reminiscent of my first […]
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Making a Difference

One of my favorite quotes is … “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” ~ Margaret Mead I have an opportunity every day to work with many dedicated groups with a mission of making a difference – whether it is […]
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Taking the Plunge!

As a young child, I had a favorite saying, “Every day the thing to do is learn a little something new.” In all the years since uttering that youthful sentiment, I find I still adhere to it as much now as I did then. But at my current level of maturity and experience, I’d revise […]