A retrospect on #geekyshirtfriday and 2016-2017

We all look forward to Friday for obvious reasons, but I found another reason a couple of years ago. A dear friend of mine (@aserkin for those of you who would like to follow another super awesome teacher) started wearing “nerdy” shirts related to science, specifically¬†chemistry. I loved the concept and adapted it to all …

Building Learning Communities

Due to my broken ankle and travel restrictions, I was not able to attend ISTE this year in San Antonio. I quickly began searching for an alternative professional development opportunity for the summer and was able to take advantage of the Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference for the first time. Here are some of my …

The July Report

As promised, I’m making the most of the rest of my downtime this summer. I tackled some personal and professional¬†goals in the month of July. and still managed to have some fun even though I couldn’t walk or drive. I made a baby blanket for a little boy expected in September! I just love these …

Another successful semester for my Entrepreneurship students!

Every semester, my Entrepreneurship students amaze me. They run a small business to learn how to run a small business. They learn by doing. They learn in a hands-on environment. They learn that a business doesn’t always run smoothly. And, boy, did they learn that this semester! The semester started off in the typical fashion. …

Teacher Spotlight!

I had the honor of being contacted by the Jump$tart Coalition a few weeks ago to see if I’d like to be featured in the Teacher Spotlight as an innovative educator of financial literacy. Of course, I said YES! My conversation with the amazing Heather McElrath evolved from simply catching up to turning into the …

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