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Date registered: June 28, 2009
URL: http://stretchingforward.mrswilsonscience.com


Space geek, science nerd extraordinaire. That's me! Want to know more, visit the About page.

Latest posts

  1. A Goodbye Sendoff — May 24, 2016
  2. Making Leaders #MakerEd — May 17, 2016
  3. Big changes ahead — May 11, 2016
  4. Lanier STEM Maker Fest is almost here! #edBlogaDay — May 14, 2015
  5. Lanier STEM Maker Fest #edBlogaDay — May 11, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Five Ideas for Effective Blog Posts — 30 comments
  2. Avatars, Profile Pics, and Gravatars! Oh, my! — 26 comments
  3. Hey Readers, are you out there? — 25 comments
  4. Ask the Blog: What’s Stretching Forward all about? — 20 comments
  5. Why you should sign up for the launch #NASAtweetup for #STS133 — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

May 06

Teachers ARE professionals #edBlogaDay

Wouldn’t it be nice if teachers were treated like the professionals we really are? I have a unique set of skills and experiences that I believe sets me apart from other educators. I have an excellent rapport with students (at least I like to think I do), I am consistently working to revise and improve …

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May 05

#TeachingIs #edBlogaDay


Teaching is Inquiry and discovery. Excitement and frustration. Collaboration and chatter. Learning that is loud, and messy, and fun. Impacting the future every day. Developing relationships and leaving impressions. Laughter. Creating and connecting. Problem solving and making. An investment of time. Memory making. Important and vital. Love.    

May 04

Sketchnotes experiment: Day 2 #edBlogaDay

Student Sketchnote

Today we really dived into our gas laws unit. I started today’s lesson by reviewing some basic shapes to help with drawings when using sketchnotes. Mike Rohde outlines these in TheSketchnote Handbook. Almost anything can be drawn in sketchnotes using a rectangle, circle, triangle, line, and dot. We also looked at techniques for drawing people, …

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May 03

Chasing balance: my biggest concern about teaching #edBlogaDay


I have a weakness. It is finding balance in my life. There are 14 school days left in the year, and I am using this to justify the long days at school, the weekends filled with work, and hours spent in front of my laptop. However, there is always an excuse for me; the time …

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May 02

Spring is love #edBlogaDay


I grew up in Florida. People will often joke that Florida doesn’t have seasons. Of course Florida has seasons; they just aren’t traditional: hurricane season, tourist season, strawberry season, and citrus season are just a few. Growing up in Florida, I always wondered what the big deal is about spring. When I moved to Georgia …

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May 01

Sketchnotes experiment: Day 1 #edBlogaDay


If you have been following the blog the past month, you know that I have been brainstorming a way to bring sketchnotes/doodling/art journaling to my chemistry classroom. This is a concept I would really like to incorporate next year, so I am piloting it with one of my classes for our last unit of the …

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Apr 30

Celebrating #AprilBlogADay Success! Looking forward to #edBlogaDay

When I stumbled on the #AprilBlogADay challenge 30 days ago, I thought it sounded like an awesome idea. I knew I needed motivation to become more consistently. I decided to sign up and hope I could keep with it. The first few days were the first couple of days were in the run up to …

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