Category: Coaching

  • A Google Slides Project with Sample Slides

    Recently, I was asked to come in and work with a teacher going over Google Slides techniques with the students. Her goal was for the students to start building something that they will be able to edit and add to as they move through her class, working in a digital portfolio sort of way, but […]

  • #ETCoaches Blog Challenge #5 – More Often but Relaxing

    First, I truly enjoyed the thought provoking Ed Tech Coaches Blog Challenge. Not only did it require me to look within and think about the purpose of the blog that was struggling to stay relevant and on topic, it also helped build my PLN and create a reading list for me. I truly appreciated the […]

  • Technology Integration Conversations and Colonial Newspapers

    I had one of my teachers approach me this past week and describe a project that he has always loved to use in his classroom. He has had the students hand draw a newspaper with pictures and news stories leading up to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. He wanted to find a […]

  • #ETCoaches Blog Challenge #4 – Blogging – Why and Who?

    Blogging is something that I have aimed to do more of since I was in college. My roommates and I tried to start a sports-themed blog run solely out of our apartment (I like to think we were too ahead of the times for getting that site off the ground). Blogging has been around and […]

  • Framing Conversations with Colleagues: TPACK & SAMR

    As someone that is new to a district, it has been essential that I begin the school year by building relationships and finding those that what to be coached when using technology. I have only now begun to start to have the pedagogical conversations that I need to have to help change mindsets to those […]

  • #ETCoaches Blog Challenge #3 – Tools and Tricks

    I love my job. It is challenging but rewarding. It is different every day. It is something that continues to evolve. I really love my job. There are things that I use and do to make some aspects of my job more manageable. For starters, I have recently started using MailChimp to email out weekly […]

  • #ETCoaches Blog Challenge Post #2 – Perspective Is My Key!

    The #ETCoaches Blog Challenge is a lot of fun. I truly appreciate the encouragement from the community as we are growing. I am very sorry about being late for the second week in a role! I am going to try to be on time for the third one! I started a new job this fall […]

  • Introductions – #ETCoaches Blog Challenge Post #1

    Well, I think I am a little slow on the draw for the #ETCoachesBlogChallenge, but here is my site. I do not have a very clever name like many of you, just using my name. This site started while I was a classroom teacher and served as a quasi-learning management system for my students. I […]

  • Starting Something New – Change, Mentoring, and Some Tips for Coaching

    Starting something new is always difficult. Change is hard. Often times, doing both is a requirement. This fall, I am doing something that I never thought I would do. Something that I was sure was not going to happen when I entered my classroom for the first time (a book storage room with desks). And […]