Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

Growing as a STEM Educator- My Journey Year 2

2022-2023 School Year This year, I’m so excited to have been chosen to participate in the Research Experiences for STEM Educators and Teachers (RESET) through the Army Educational Outreach Program. It is an intensive, year-long program that offers authentic research … Continue reading

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Growing as a STEM Educator- My Journey Year 1

2021-2022 School Year Despite having been an educator for more than 25 years, I still get so excited when I get to learn new things to use in my classroom. Last year, I earned National STEM Certification through the National … Continue reading

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That Awesome Moment When You See Your Name in Print!

A Published Author? Me? I was so excited today to check out the latest Spring edition of The Forensic Teacher magazine and see something from my own classroom! (Check out the latest issue here ) I began this blog when … Continue reading

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What Every Instructional Coach Wishes Their Principal Knew…..

  As wonderful as summer is, most schools will begin within the next couple of weeks for most of us. 😦 We all knew it had to come to an end didn’t we? 😛 Personally, my countdown usually begins around … Continue reading

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To Truly Reach Your Students, Sometimes You Have To Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

Recently, a friend sent me the link to a blog post from Grant Wiggins entitled “A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned” and asked me what I thought… Well, as an instructional coach, … Continue reading

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Empowering Teacher Leaders

“Developing teachers as leaders is paramount to creating a positive school climate in which all students are valued. Teachers not only control the learning environment of their classroom, but they also dramatically influence the school culture and relationships with students … Continue reading

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Why Are You A Teacher?

  Every student has that “one” teacher with whom they share a connection….. Why are you a teacher? Have you asked yourself this lately? 🙂

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No child deserves a teacher who has given up hope

As the new school year begins, it seems that most teachers eagerly anticipate the beginning of the school year just as much as the students.  (I know I do! 🙂 ) However, there always seem to be one or two … Continue reading

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