Excuse me while I take a break from all the things (in case you’re wondering, work-from-home-mom is one exhilarating and exhausting ride) to share some recent wonderings and things I’ve noticed about leadership and educational innovation. Would love to hear your thoughts. You can lead an administrator to water but cannot make him drink the… Read More


I recently had the opportunity to use World Cafe for supporting conversation and action with a fine group of educators at the Bucks-Lehigh Edusummit. Ross Cooper was my co-host. Our goal? To discuss how to break from traditional professional development practices to more meaningfully engage teachers in their learning. I know. We talk about PD… Read More


I’m developing online courses using an LMS I’ve never used to author anything before. I won’t name the LMS, you can probably guess which of those available might be the only one to frustrate me to the point of actual tears. For serious. Tears came out of my eyes. I found it so counterintuitive, organized in a way that,… Read More


Sometimes in the early morning hours, I manage to put together something worth sharing. This morning “In My Pocket,” a collection of things I’ve curated whilst reading and learning online, is born. Enjoy! Direct link here… Read More


Recently I read a post by my friend Bill Ferriter titled Making Room for Uncertainty in the Required Curriculum.  Bill shares this article that states that instruction centered on facts has largely failed our students. Teachers are handed required curricula, complete with scope and sequence, and in some schools teachers are expected to teach lesson A on… Read More


Oh, hey, blog. How you been? One of the things I enjoy most about reading others’ blogs and tweets and Google+ postings is that I get a glimpse into what other schools and classrooms are up to. In the tech coaches world, there are plenty of fascinating things being shared and a lot of important questions… Read More


This summer I worked on solidifying the ways in which I communicate with my staff to support their learning. As an instructional technology coach who works in three elementary schools with 100+ staff, digital communication is essential. I can’t be in every school every day, and I certainly don’t have the luxury of face time… Read More


In 2011, I attended my first ISTE. Shortly thereafter, I wrote this. It was a post about a list and Klout scores and who’s who and what I learned from my experiences at ISTE. How I most enjoyed seeing student displays, how exciting it was to meet members of my PLN face-to-face, how I was… Read More


I remember building with blocks. Naps on mats. Performing in a Christmas play. I remember being asked to sit in my teacher’s rocking chair and read Charlotte’s Web to my peers sitting on the carpet while she stepped into the hallway to take a phone call. I remember phonics workbooks. I remember the day I spelled… Read More