Impossibility is relevant to no thing…

…possibility is relative all things… This has been such a busy two weeks!! Now that school has officially started, in back in the grind of it all. Our week long professional development was pretty awesome. Working side by side at school with some amazing teachers! My room is all organized and I am loving it!!…

….2….1…BLAST OFF

Tomorrow is the first day of my 8th year teaching, and I’m so ready to get in there and get this thing started! I have some plans drawn up for my room, I have been talking with my new room buddy ( I will have a floater, Language arts homeroom in my room), and I’ve…

Be a C.E.E.Q.E.R.

A while back I started reflecting on the different ways of learning that I have experienced throughout my life. I found that I am constantly creating, exploring, experimenting, questioning, expressing and reflecting. These six stages of experiencing have helped me grow personally and I can only imagine the benefits my students will receive from their implementation…

3 lists for day 3…

Three days until I go back to school… I’ve been working on figuring out how I’m going to present my new student centered learning ideas to my students when they come back on the 24th.  Aside from planning that out, I will have a language arts class and homeroom in my room this year… Luckily…

Day 4 Empowering Flipped Learning with Video

The professional development workshop with Brandon Nicklas was AWESOME! I learned so much about video production and editing, and I am taking back a whole bunch of ideas! The only sad part is that we do not have Adobe Creative Cloud on our devices. It is VITAL to have this software if we are truly…

Day 5 …so thankful I’m alive!

The top 5 things in my life that I’m thankful for: Theo, My loving and supportive other half <3 He shows me to see things in new ways and from different perspectives.   Everyday we learn and grow together    Landyn… My oldest, my son… He is so intelligent and creative… and has so much love. He…

Towson Art Education Class of 08′

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of reuniting with a few good friends from my Art Education Towson class. It was such a delightful evening. Our dear friend Nannie hosted at her AMAZING house, with sangria, cheese and crackers, and a drum circle around the fire! Ladies you are amazing! It was so refreshing to…

Day 6 went quick…

Yesterday was a full day of professional development for our digital conversion. It was great seeing my coworkers and learning some new ideas to implement in my classroom! We learned about different types of co-teaching, which I LOVE! I think co-teaching is something every teacher should experience at least once in their careers. It gives…

the end of the 7th day, and the beginning for 7 schools…

It is now the evening of the 7th day before work, and I am getting myself prepared for a full day of professional development tomorrow. My school is currently a lighthouse school for a new digital initiative in Baltimore County. It is called S.T.A.T., Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow: “A fundamental shift in teaching and learning to…

9… 8…

Yesterday was 8/8….and if you add 2+0+1+5 you get 8. What an awesome date!    8/8/8 It was also a busy day as well… I hosted a maryland flag and crab painting party at The Stone Mill.  It was a wonderful evening meeting new people, making new connections and creating new things! So yesterday I…

10 day countdown…

I never know what to call my job…work or school? It definitely feels weird to call it a job, because it does not feel like a job. It doesn’t feel like work either…even though it is a lot of work. If I say back to school it could imply I’m taking classes. Being a teacher is…

Getting Getty…

Our first day in Malibu California, we decided to go to the Getty Villa.  We had to make reservations, even though it was free, because the state of California only allows them to have a certain number of visitors each day.  They opened at 10am, and we reserved our tickets for 10:30. The tickets stated that…