Phew. The first marking period of the school year has come and gone as fast as a speed train traveling through Europe! A quarter of the way through the school year ALREADY! I have been in a whirlwind since the start of this school year. Teaching all day, then coaching a varsity sport into the… Continue reading A moment to refocus
In education, disruptive innovation serves as a catalyst for change. As change goes, most people do not like it, so incorporating disruptive innovations can be faced with challenges. In education specifically, resistance to change will surface from administration and faculty alike, which could prevent innovations from even being discussed. It is important, however, to fight… Continue reading Change is a process, not an event
(photo retrieved from LZ Area Chamber of Commerce) I would like to say that I am an innovative educator, but I think that’s mainly because so much of what I do is “out of the norm” already as a special education teacher. I work hard to find different and more meaningful ways to assist my… Continue reading Are you an Innovator?
(photo retrieved from theLawofattraction.com) I have always known that what you say often has a greater effect on someone than what your actions do. I think that was because of the way I was raised - always be kind, if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all, etc. So of… Continue reading The Power of Words
We are pretty lucky in my building to have the support of our administration to try new ideas when it relates to technology. Our administrative team has always encouraged us to implement technology whenever possible to benefit the students in our classrooms. The encouragement is at an all time high right now since we’ve implemented… Continue reading Wanting to Innovate
(photo retrieved from Pinterest) As much as things change, they also seem to stay the same. I think that’s the answer to the question “why haven’t we seen more significant change in education”. There are teachers all over the country who are working tirelessly to improve the education they are providing to their students, but… Continue reading The people who like this stuff…
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted talk. He spoke so easily and so passionately about education, and he was hilarious, which made him very enjoyable to listen to. Some of what he said (listed below) resonated with me: “The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion.… Continue reading The Need for Change