When Looking From Outside In

Lately I haven’t been on twitter much. Life has had other plans and I have had to follow along. Mostly I have missed the relationship factor & conversations. When I sign on it is either to “post and run” or to glance through a timeline. I’m used to having around 30 “@” a day. Now…

Try Using Technology…

Last week I made a quick comment on twitter “I get so frustrated with student apathy. I try everything to get them involved in class and there is a large # that refused to try.” It was nice to get responses from teachers who are feeling the same pain.  Think that was the main reason…

Ignite

This past Thursday I stepped out of my comfort zone. I did an Ignite presentation. Public speaking is not even close to a fear of mine, but the fear was more because for an audience I am used to and a format I am used to (I’m slightly long winded). For those who are not…

Symbiotic Relationships

Ok many of you know that I am an ocean ecology nerd.  My lesson today focused on coral reefs and their symbiotic relationships.  This is probably my favorite lesson all year.  If focuses on the one ecosystem I have such a love for. Coral reefs.  Most organisms in the reef do not live alone yet…

Sharing, Snow, Stranded, and other S words

So EduCon ended Sunday. Today is Wednesday. I am still not home. I am not vacationing, I am stuck. My flight Monday was cancelled. The earliest flight home is tomorrow morning. So I sit in my hotel room with my thoughts and entertainment from my friends. One conversation from EduCon I have been reflecting on…

Exploding Gummy Bears.

So much in my head right now from Educon this weekend. Only 6 conversations and I’m in overload. I feel like an exploding gummy bear. Did you know that gummy bears can explode? I learned that yesterday. No I did not make one explode. But yesterday I was in last session, I was tired, my…

Video

This post was almost finished and then something happened today and I went back and added to it. Original Post: Do you use videos in your classroom?  You should.  I was reminded of this during church service Sunday.  The pastor was not there and the guy filling in was preaching normal sermon.  I was listening…