One of my goals as an educator is to use research to create practical classroom applications for teachers and students. I want the research I apply to build authenticity and credibility for the ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. Over the past couple years, I have found myself being drawn to Visible Learning […]

Last Friday, we spent some time at work listening to a webinar by Lead4ward about intervention strategies. It was perfect timing because I had gotten a call earlier in the week from a dean I work with reflecting on a recent common assessment she and her PLC gave. Although the results were not as she […]

I recently came across #retrievalpractice on Twitter (as well as some great new follows: @anneagost, @PatriceBain1, @retrievelearnand @87history (thank you, @teachercoachlife). I have loved diving into the research about retrieval practice because I think it is so important to develop ways in which we can help students access prior knowledge, process information, and summarize their […]

Thank you Jennifer Fairbanks for starting this #MTBoS2020 blogging challenge! I’m looking forward to reading more blogs this year. And, here goes my first post of the series… There are some real foldable masters out there, and I am not normally one of them. But, I recently created a template that got some “oohs” and […]

“There’s always a feeling of being excited, yet nervous; ready, yet unprepared for the unexpected; organized yet chaotic thinking of a million more things I could still do. But every time I see my why, I know I’m in the right profession.” I wrote this quote at the beginning of the school year and it […]

We are full-on in basketball mode at my house as the season started a few weeks ago and my husband had his first game last night (got the W!!) We love letting our boys come early and give them a chance to play behind the scenes before the game. While we were hanging out, my […]