#TrickleChallenge, Family Time, Soft Skills

Filling My Own Family Bucket

empty hangers
January 15, 2018

DOWNPOUR NOTIFICATION: 3 days in one post due to… life. ūüôā Day 13 (January 13, 2018): I was at my nephew’s wedding today and fully enjoyed the opportunity to disconnect with my device and connect with my family. which I think is a #tricklechallenge nugget¬†in and of itself. I was stressed about getting a post out because “I said I…

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#TrickleChallenge, Professional Development, Soft Skills

Challenge Accepted…

Trickle Challenge
January 1, 2018

I am ready to take on a very specific challenge and I can’t wait… I think. With this being January 1st and all, it’s appropriate to stop and reflect on the last year. I’ve had an intense 12 months, and I would never have predicted the way my¬†year unfolded in so many different directions. With each new opportunity I took…

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Andragogy, Leading Edge Certification, Professional Development, Soft Skills

Adult Learners Are More Than Just “Big Kids”

September 20, 2016

Currently, I am participating in the Leading Edge Certification for Professional Learning Leaders through the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Our discussion this week focused on the unique qualities of adult learners. After reading our text and completing the sketchnotes above, I came to some clarity on the topic. Based on the visual notes above, my biggest ah-hah about…

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Learner Behaviors, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, shift, Soft Skills

Shifting Culture — It Shouldn’t be easy.

April 30, 2016

After reflecting on our time with the BrightBytes team at the Santa Clara Couty Office of Education, it occurred to me that my favorite takeaways had nothing to do with data at all. Ironic, right? Instead, I left thinking more about changing mindsets — inspired by the talk offered by Robert Dillon,¬†Community Director of BrightBytes Institute. Above is a sketch…

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Badges, Learner Behaviors, Soft Skills

How Can You Capture Student Learner Behaviors Outside of the Report Card?

October 28, 2015

I have had the¬†privilege¬†of coaching teachers and administrators¬†throughout our district for two and a half years, and by far the most frequent question that I have heard lately is around documenting, reporting, and communicating about learner behaviors without tying them to the letter or standards-based grade. I’ve been challenged with this because as a classroom teacher, I had a “participation”…

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ConnectedTL, Google Certified Innovator, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development, Soft Skills

My Educrushes – Connected Life Matters! #CE15 #connectedtl

October 5, 2015

I’m asked often how I manage to stay connected to other educators on Twitter, Voxer, in regional groups, and face-to-face while also (1) completing my day job, (2) being a mom, (3) being a wife, (4) being me, and (5) keeping a smile on my face. To these people, I dedicate this post because the simple truth is this: being…

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