Writing SMART Objectives for eLearning

Have you ever found yourself in an eLearning course, workshop, or professional development training session and were completely unclear about what exactly it is you were supposed to be learning or what the whole point of the thing was? I’m sure most of us, no matter what field we are from, can say we’ve experienced …

Personalized eLearning

Amidst the surge of distance learning during COVID-19, we are learning the importance of providing all types of learners quality eLearning solutions, whether they be learners in the public education system, on the collegiate level, or employees of a business or organization. While this pandemic has changed and will continue to change much about our …

Instructional Design Models for eLearning

I’ve been doing a great deal of independent research on Instructional Design these past months, and while there are some fundamental differences in how Instructional Design occurs in private sector organizations and the public education system, I have been struck by how our methods in public education can be influenced and improved by the application …

The Public Education System’s Response to COVID19

In the wake of an unprecedented global pandemic, there are breakdowns occurring in the public education system which shed light on areas that will require significant consideration and revision as we move forward. It is clear that no contingency plan previously or currently in place has been sufficient to deal with such large-scale events as …

End of Semester Blues

This isn’t what you think it is. I’m not blue because I’m tired and worn out (though, I am) or because it’s just that time of year where teachers experience the height of the infamous burnout. I’m sad because I genuinely do not want this semester to end. A card a student gave me today …

Unleashing Student Passion

Roughly two years ago, while doing some light reading, I stumbled upon the idea of Genius Hour in a text. Mentioned more or less in passing, it was enough to intrigue me, and I began looking into this idea of giving students class time to explore areas of interest. It was a moment of circumstance …

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 …

Donors Choose Project FUNDED!!

I have been trying to find the time to take a moment to update my blog to showcase the incredible success I experienced on my first Donors Choose project, but we all know what kind of challenge finding time is for teachers and mothers. Last Saturday I posted about my project, which was on its …

Donors Choose Project

UPDATE (April 7, 2018): Today is the last day to double your donation using code LIFTOFF at checkout! I only need $472 to meet my goal. Your donation of only 5 dollars (less than you would normally spend at a fast food restaurant) would impact the education of over 100 students. Please take a moment …