Gardeners are Dreamers

Anticipation is one of the delights of gardening. Each seed placed in the soil, each small plant tucked in the ground, is a hopeful action. I started my indoor garden far too early and the result was big plants ready to be outdoors and a cold spring that did not accommodate this. So I faithfullyContinue reading “Gardeners are Dreamers”

We Are Connected

This photo captured my imagination immediately. I’m glad it landed in the collection of family photos. I’ve often wondered about these serious and strong looking individuals with their sheepskin vests, beautiful embroidered shirts and well worn work boots. Hafia, the young woman in the the top left this photo is the great grandmother of ourContinue reading “We Are Connected”

Online Learning – Connecting Kids

    I am inspired by fellow educators who are busy figuring out ways to continue connecting and working with students. I am grateful to be in a profession such as this. We’ve had an abrupt and dismaying change in our lives, yet my colleagues are determined to move forward with learning in a newContinue reading “Online Learning – Connecting Kids”

Co-Creating Learning Stories

Inspiration! ¬†Once again gathering with my colleagues, participating in great sessions and connecting to new ideas, meant that this was another enjoyable and worthwhile teacher’s convention. I use photographs in my classroom as a way for students to share what they have learned and as a jumping off point for stories and further reflection. OurContinue reading “Co-Creating Learning Stories”

Saturday Morning Reflections from Twitter

My colleagues often hear that one of my best sources for professional learning is Twitter. Well it’s true. Here are some Saturday morning reflections. When I read this I had an ‘ah ha’ moment about where we have come from and where we are going in education and online learning. Here is a quote fromContinue reading “Saturday Morning Reflections from Twitter”

It’s a scary mathematical world out there! Hmm… really?

Math, math, math, what are your thoughts on this subject? Is it true that math is portrayed as a hard subject? As a student have you ever received the message that ¬†some people are math people and others are not? Do we hold stereotypical messages about gender or race and ability to do math? WhenContinue reading “It’s a scary mathematical world out there! Hmm… really?”