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Using IFTTT

This post will be short and sweet.  I have been playing around with a couple of different sites: Medium and LinkedIN. Trying to combine my blog with both of these sites led me to try out using If This Then That (IFTTT). Have you tried any of these sites?  Do …

New Stuff

New Stuff

It has been a long time since my last blog post.  One of the things all of those blogging/social media websites say is most important is the frequency with which you blog.  Oops.  It is not for lack of wanting to share, more like exactly what…New Stuff is coming.  The …

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Reign of Error

One of the books that I read this semester was Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools. Below is an infographic.  Enjoy.

Technology Hacks

Technology Hacks for Educators

What is a Hack? Classroom hacks are loosely defined as anything that you can do to make your life easier or anything that can be repurposed outside of its intended use, for your benefit.  If you do a search for classroom hacks on Pinterest, you will find tons of different …

Student Centered

Student Centered

One of my classes this spring has been organized to be student centered – the students organized the syllabus and chose the readings. And from my view this was hard…Why?  Because for my entire journey through education, including when I was teaching in the high school classroom, the teacher made …

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#EdCamp918

Today I had the amazing opportunity to network and talk with and enjoy the company of some of Oklahoma’s most amazing teachers! If you have not had the chance to go to an EdCamp – you need to take some time out of your Saturday to go. EdCamps are unconferences …

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Your Story!

In the middle of working on some final drafts of papers – I find myself back to a topic that I have blogged about before.  Take 12 minutes to watch this video from Moore Public Schools: As of this writing on December 6, 2015 around noon, it has been viewed …

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Thoughts While Mowing Part 2

While mowing yesterday my mind wandered – as it often does – and here are some of those thoughts.  Not too many answers but more questions…. Is it possible to “quantify” a teacher’s impact on a student? Is there really a tool that can do this?  For every teacher?  Who …

Diversity and Equity

*Warning – this post has over 3,700 words.  It will deal will some very strong issues of education in our state as they relate to my equity and diversity course and the associated readings that we covered this past semester.  My final paper will be in APA format, if you want to …

An Open Letter to the Oklahoma House of Representatives

Ladies and Gentlemen, There are three senate bills that I would like to encourage you to add to your session before the deadline to do so passes.  SB 708 eliminates any end of instruction exams that are not federally mandated.  The amount of school time that is lost due to all …

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