Exodus: A Teacher’s Story

In less than forty-eight hours, I will be crossing the West Virginia state line for the final time. Though I spent the better part of my youth daydreaming of a larger world and much of my early adulthood was lost to pipedream plans of leaving, I never left. Something, or somethings, always kept me here—whether …

Why I Begin With Stories

Ice breakers. Cold starters to awkwardly edge a group of strangers toward conversation with the eventual goal of building a semblance of community of learners and collaborators. As educators we’ve all been subjected to our fair share of ice breakers during numerous kickoffs of a variety of professional development workshops, and we’ve subjected our students …

Using Google Classroom

If you are looking for a free, easy, user-friendly learning management system for your classroom, look no further than Google Classroom. As Google explains it, “Classroom is a free web service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google Account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools.” Classroom …

Exciting News!!!

Attending the #WVCTE conference back in April, I was incredibly fortunate enough to connect with some wonderfully supportive and inspiring educators. These are folks that are dedicated to lifting up fellow teachers and making real change in the mountain state. I am honored and thrilled to say that they have invited me to join their …