All learners matter

At the end of each chapter in Katie Novak's book, UDL Now!, she asks quality questions that make you reflect on your practice and push your thinking. This blog post is an organization of my thoughts on a question from the book's very first chapter: Think of all the teaching initiatives you have been encouraged to try in... Continue Reading →

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I.M.spiration

Thank you, George Couros for writing the book that started it all and teaching the Innovator's Mindset Massive Open Online Course. Thank you, Katie Martin, for the great facilitation during those amazing episodes and twitter chats (that I had to read hours later thanks to my timezone). Respectfully, though, I have The Most Gratitude for all... Continue Reading →

Students must have self-awareness

During the #IMMOOC episode 4 chat, Patrick Larkin brought up something that has been at the forefront of my mind since starting this school year: students need to have more self-awareness than they currently have if they plan to be a successful, contributing member of society. We are training students to be less self-aware The school system our... Continue Reading →

We Must Teach Emotional Intelligence in Schools

Our education system is out-of-date; not enough research drives our instruction, as it does in every other impactful field. Harvard’s Thomas Kane believes that “the problem is that we don't have any kind of mechanism for connecting [research] to the decisions that [are made]” (Westervelt, 2016). One area of research that is not communicated to... Continue Reading →

Philosophy of Education

The ultimate goal of education is, of course, for learning to take place.  It is the job of every teacher to increase learning in each of their students, while also fostering their students’ natural desire to explore, question, and learn independently.  I believe my task is to create an environment where students feel comfortable to... Continue Reading →

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