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A New Chapter

I have been quiet on my blog for many reasons, but the main one being that I was working toward another shift in my career as an educator. I became aware that my position as a Teacher on Assignment was not going to be continued into the next school year, so I was looking at going back into the classroom. That prospect was exciting to me. I am an educator,...

Reflective Writing Club: The Impact of Digital Technologies

Reflective Writing Club Prompt 3: Compare your current professional experiences with your professional experiences at the beginning of your career. Discuss how digital technologies have impacted what you do professionally and how you do it. Has your professional identity shifted at all as a result of the emergence of digital technologies? What...

Reflective Writing Club: Conferencing

So much for keeping up with new blogging prompts! I blame rewriting my dissertation prospectus and preparing myself for an effective job hunt as I work toward the next phase of my career. I really liked the premise of Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s Reflective Writing Club, so I am going to carry on anyway, even though the last prompt in her 6 week cycle...

Reflection

I couldn’t resist using this as my post photo given that Michelle used one much like it in hers. What’s special about this photo is that it is one of my own. The dog is my sweet Red Lab Ryker.Through my experience with Edublogs’ EduBlogsClub, I got to know some very interesting and insightful educator-bloggers. One of my favorites was Michelle Pacansky-Brock....

You Learn Something New Every Day

Image Credit: John Hain on PixabayToday is Martin Luther King Jr. day…a national holiday in the United States. As an educator, I have taught countless 2nd – 5th graders about Dr. King. As I took in all the media coverage about this important holiday today, there was a part of the history behind this holiday that I had been completely unaware of – the...

Digital Citizenship

EduBlogsClub Prompt #28: Prompt: Write a post about digital citizenship How do you teach students about being good digital citizens and appropriate behavior on the web? Have you had any specific experiences related to students, behavior, and the web? How do you think that digital citizenship is related to in person citizenship? What would you add...

Celebrate and Reflect

#EduBlogsClub Prompt #40: Prompt: Celebrate and Reflect Some of the topics you might like to discuss this week include: Goals: What are your blogging goals and how have these changed over the year? Achievements: What are you proud of? Benefits: What do you see as the benefits of blogging? Has it been worthwhile for meta-cognition? Relaxation? Building...

Guest Blogger

EduBlogsClub Prompt #27: Prompt: Write a guest post on another blog, or find a guest blogger for yours! Ask someone else to post for you this week on a topic of their choice. Or see if you can find another blog or website that will let you post there. If nothing else, consider writing on something like Medium.com this week, it can help you grow an...

World Teachers’ Day

#EduBlogsClub Prompt #38: Prompt: Reflect on a teacher or the status of teachers What thoughts come to mind when you think of World Teachers’ Day? Here are some ideas: Share a story of a teacher who made an impact on you. Tell us about your experience with higher education and the teaching staff you encountered. Why did you become a teacher? If...

Reflections

EduBlogsClub Prompt #26: Prompt: Write a post reflecting on the last half year of blogging. Here are some possible topics to help get you started: Share your favorite posts that you’ve written and tell us what they mean to you. Share your three favorite posts that others in the #edublogsclub have written and tell why you loved them. What has been...

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