Category Archives: Reflection

Desk Drawer, Day 8 – 30 Day Blogging Challenge

Topic: What is in your desk drawer, and what can you infer from those contents?   The completely un-staged picture of my “desk”. I put desk in quotes because I’m trying to get away from the desk. The golf ball came … Continue reading

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Most Inspirational Colleague, Day 6 – 30 Day Challenge

Topic: Who was/is your most inspirational colleague and why? @PhillKlamm I would not be in the Edgerton, Wisconsin if it were not for Phill Klamm. Want to get inspired?  Go to Phill’s website: He’s leaving his post as Associate Principal of … Continue reading

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What do you love most about teaching? Day 4 @teachthought #reflectiveteacher

What do you love most about teaching? I love the people. I love the grind, the excitement, the gut wrenching defeat of having young people share their greatest sorrows. I love being present for that. Because I am learning to … Continue reading

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30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 2

Write about one piece of new technology that you’d like to use this year and why. I’d like to better utilize mobile devices in the field for uploading data and curating at a later time. Example: students take video, pictures, … Continue reading

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A New Found Respect For Single Parents @teachthought #reflectiveteacher Day 1

This post is dedicated to Janna I recently had the opportunity to spend five nights and six days with my daughters. This was the longest stretch of parenting alone I had done. On Day 3, I started to realize how … Continue reading

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School Log – Day 1

It’s about rising at 4:45am It’s about the excitement of getting to do the morning routine once again It’s about tears- new beginnings sometimes lead to letting go It’s a recognition of doing a job worthy of my full attention It’s … Continue reading

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#KWEC13 Analysis, Takeaways, Takebacks, What’s Next – Part 2

Part 1 of my #KWEC13 reflection, I focused on the journey out, and the type of conference in which practitioners work fro 16 – 20 hour days. This post is an analysis of #KWEC13 from my point of view. As such, … Continue reading

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Expanding Learning – #KWEC13 Reflection Part 1 Journey

Essential Question: what is community? I am breaking my #KWEC13 blog post into two parts. Part 1 is the journey, and will focus on the experience of the conference. Part 1 is a stream of conscious reflection of the entire … Continue reading

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The Documenting Has Changed, Will Schools Adapt?

In the arch of interacting with social media, a definite trend appears to have staying power. That trend is people documenting the funny remarks made by their young children. I spend very little time on Facebook, and extraordinarily too much … Continue reading

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Departing With Gratitude

In August of 2012, I was holding my daughter at home for the first time. My cell phone buzzed. I ignored it. I was deep in the moment of fatherhood. A moment when priorities are appropriately aligned. I knew what … Continue reading

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