Let's Get It Started!
Like many, I had a wonderful July 4th holiday at the lake with my entire family. I was able to relax, shut my brain off and have a good time without thinking of anything work-related. Then, upon returning home, reality set in. The family all traveled back to their respective homes and we had an empty house for the first time in weeks. My brain suddenly went wild with thoughts of starting the school year. How will I welcome my 150 new students? How will I make them feel a part
PD Reality Check
“Hi! My name is Marcus. I'm a teacher and a leader. I'm under construction. Now what?” I’ve been a high school English teacher for 15 years. Throughout those years, I have just assumed that those individuals delivering professional development understood that teaching teachers is the same as teaching students. I’ve never EXPECTED my professional development to be fun, engaging, or anything more than stand-and-deliver, but I always HOPED it would be. We all graduated from
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Tech?
A couple of years ago I was given the opportunity to begin a journey that would totally change my view of technology use in the classroom. This opportunity came when I was chosen to write curriculum around technology use in the classroom by the state of Indiana. I got to work with 25 like minded and driven teachers from around the state and haven’t looked back since. I am now, even more than before, a proponent of technology use in the classroom by every teacher in all gra