Category: Thoughts

Lucky to be alive right now!

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There have been a couple moments in my life in which I am aware that I am blessed beyond measure.

The last two weeks have been epic. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago and attend the biggest musical in forever, Hamilton, with…



The Times They Are A-Changin’: A call for social-emotional support in our schools

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The Times They Are A-Changin’: A call for social-emotional support in our schools

Lyrics written by Bob Dylan

Last summer this beautiful mural was painted by Edoardo Kobra in Minneapolis near the place my daughter studies ballet. I pass this mural somewhere between 6 and 8 times a week. It makes me think about the lyrics…



Forged Teamwork

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Forged Teamwork

When I was a high schooler, the Chicago Bulls were arguably the best team in NBA history. I dreamed of what it would be like to watch a team of women dominate the game and how that would change the world. Fast forward to…



My #oneword2016: Rooted

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Last year I quietly identified my #oneword as strong. I needed the word. In my life there have been times when being strong has been my “I am” and there have been times when I didn’t know how to be strong. I believe that this is true for all of us and that it may…



Uncertainty

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How do you teach how to become comfortable with uncertainty?

My 11 year old daughter is a ballerina. She lives to dance and has danced at the same school since she was 3 years old. Her dance school performs a nutcracker. It is a really big deal….



My ‘yet space’ confessional

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I need to confess- I have a voxer block (like writers block). I haven’t figured it out yet. I am stuck in a yet space ( I probably need to watch The Power of Yet and finish Rising Strong by Brené Brown). You know what is so interesting about confessing is that it is wholly…



Apple Watch for School Administrators: an innovative tool or simple arm candy?

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I consider myself an early adopter, an innovator, a creative thinker and technology forward for anything educational. I am also married to a tech geek. If he didn’t find so much purpose in coding for education, I am sure that he would work for Apple. There are so many benefits to educators being married to…



Coding in Schools – Creating a Culture of Innovation in Education

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Most of my memories from elementary school are foggy. But I vividly  remember playing word munchers on a orange screen computer in Kindergarten. It is surprising to me that 30 years later my own children talk about how they have to wait two weeks to get computer time at school but at home they can…



Top Ten Reasons Summer is Great

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A friend of mine recently said that while David Letterman is no longer on t.v., the top ten list is never going away. She was SO right. I’ve been thinking about the first time I heard about the top ten list and how it was used in my church youth group by my youth pastor….



My PLN

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I am so, so, so grateful for my PLN. They are amazing thought leaders. Together we imagine and create the future of education that I so desire to see come to fruition. The community that has surrounded me virtually and physically on my journey has enriched my soul, taught me more than I could ever…