Where Are the Women Keynote Speakers?

This post was collaboratively written by: Jessica Johnson Melissa Emler Heidi Hutchison Iram Khan Kaye Henrickson Tia Henriksen Image from Pixabay In a recent discussion in our Women in Leadership voxer group, we came to the realization that opportunities for us to hear female education leaders speak as keynote presenters at conferences are a rare… More Where Are the Women Keynote Speakers?

Continuing the Old Factory Model of Education and Expecting 21st Century Results

allthingslearning.wordpress.com I have been frustrated lately in my current new 5th grade position. I have been impatient, and critical, and negative. I am happy to say that most of this has been in my head. However, some of this negativity has been shared with my poor husband in our house, and I am embarrassed to… More Continuing the Old Factory Model of Education and Expecting 21st Century Results

Kid EdCamp 2014

Why Do a Kid EdCamp? There were many take-aways from doing our first ever Kid EdCamp that can be simply stated in a list, and I love lists! 1. Students are motivated by voice and choice. 2. Students are able to be self-directed learners as presenters and participants. 3. Students are able to practice and… More Kid EdCamp 2014

Why Blogging Needs to Be in My Curriculum and Why My Students Need It!

The day before yesterday, I brought my students to our computer lab to blog again. It was so wonderful to see them so excited about writing!  It has taken me a few years to develop a system of how to teach students to blog. It has also taken me a few years to effectively incorporate… More Why Blogging Needs to Be in My Curriculum and Why My Students Need It!