#DBC50Summer Reading

  Summer is here, like many educators, we look at the days of the 3 other Rs: Refuel, Recharge, and Read. Summer was always a time of reading for me, … Continue reading #DBC50Summer Reading

How Teach like a Pirate changed my practice as an Educator

  It was April of 2014, I was just a month and a half from completing my second year at Christian Life Schools and something happened. I felt burnt out. … Continue reading How Teach like a Pirate changed my practice as an Educator

The Office Remodel Part 1

The other day I said I was going to start remodeling my office to be more inviting to students and staff alike. While I planned on doing this slowly over … Continue reading The Office Remodel Part 1

My Trip to Edcamp Chicago

This past Saturday, I attended EdCamp Chicago in Elmhurst at Churchville Middle School. A school I once played at during my Middle School Basketball days about 24 years ago (I’m … Continue reading My Trip to Edcamp Chicago

Coming to an Art Room Near you!

    Happy Monday Everyone! I am pleased to announce that this past Saturday afternoon, while on a quest to find some Star Wars The Force Awakens action figures at … Continue reading Coming to an Art Room Near you!

March Madness Bracket Coding

March Madness is here again and so are everyone’s favorite brackets. Now, everyone knows that brackets are set up to show what teams are playing who and the winner of … Continue reading March Madness Bracket Coding

Innovative Tools in the Classroom

As we wrap up, I is for Innovation, I thought I would leave things with some innovative tools you can get for your classroom and some ways you can use … Continue reading Innovative Tools in the Classroom

Making a Square & Triangle with Sphero & Tickle App

In these Periscope Edu videos. I show how to use the App, Tickle on IOS to have a Sphero and Ollie create a perfect square and triangle and then do … Continue reading Making a Square & Triangle with Sphero & Tickle App

My student’s Learn Like a Pirate about Baby Animals Stick Around Genius Hour Project

One of my first graders for their final Genius Hour wanted to know if she could make a lesson just as fun as Mrs. Andre or myself. Well, after toiling … Continue reading My student’s Learn Like a Pirate about Baby Animals Stick Around Genius Hour Project