Puppies, plutonium, and other ways my professors have surprised me

My professor produced invisible objects from behind her back and pantomimed handing them to me, rapid fire. “Plutonium, a puppy, an empty cardboard box, a decorative plate decorated with plates!” Karen Brennan teaches Designing for Learning by Creating and is a brilliant innovator in the field of education, but today she was my partner in … More Puppies, plutonium, and other ways my professors have surprised me

T-525 Connected Teaching in the Digital Age with Barbara Treacy

I have been taking T-525 Connected Teaching in the Digital Age this fall and I cannot say enough amazing things about this course! I am here to share my experience with the course and point out a few components that make this course phenomenal. First, it is the professor. Barbara is not only brilliant but … More T-525 Connected Teaching in the Digital Age with Barbara Treacy

Ode to “dark nights of the soul”: What I learned in T-550

Have you ever had that moment in a project where you see yourself, as if from above, and realize what a mess you’re in? Maybe the room is strewn with shreds of poster board, you’ve been breathing hot glue gun fumes for hours, and you can’t get the pieces of your structure to fit together. … More Ode to “dark nights of the soul”: What I learned in T-550

J-Term: For the Kids

I took this class for my students. I taught for five years in Dallas, Texas and I think about my students every day, especially the ones I didn’t know how to help. I think about my first grader, Tasha*, who was brilliant and creative, but faced enormous challenges in her home life that often manifested … More J-Term: For the Kids