Category Archive: Ideas

Jul 29

First impressions matter – or why I’ll wear my blue flight suit on the first day of school

You always hear that what you do on the first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the year. And I also believe the first impression you give matters. How many of us judge of a book by its cover – even though we know we’re not “supposed to”? Here’s the funny …

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Jul 12

Brainstorming #edSketch – will you join me?

Last year I took up the challenge to complete a sketchbook as part of the Sketchbook Project 2012. I found out about it through one of the fabulous members of my PLN: Malyn Mawby. It was a fantastic endeavor, and I found nurturing my creative side helped me as an educator. I plan on participating …

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Jul 08

My “half-baked” ideas

This is in response to Krissy’s post on Half Baked Ideas. What if all students (and I!) kept an Explorer’s Journal? It’d be like a sketchbook with prompts given. Students can write, draw, collage, etc., but the big idea is looking at the world in a different way. I just need to find the right …

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