What This Teacher Said to Me, Has Lasted a Lifetime… and It Hurt

When I was in the 7th grade, one of my teachers used to call me “Hollingsworthless.” I tried to laugh it off, and play it cool for the rest of the peers around me, but it hurt. It stuck with me, forever. I think a lot of what I’ve done with my life, was me […]

A Passport to Global Citizenship #Infographic

As many of you know, I have been fortunate enough to travel the world. I have two amazing parents who valued travel and adventure. We have been on scuba diving excursions in The Caribbean and South Africa, hiked The Galapagos Islands, and toured Australia. I’ve been to Spanish language school in Puebla, Mexico, and took […]

Is Learning Science as Good For the Brain as Learning a Foreign Language? #Infographic

As both a biologist, and someone who learned a foreign language (Spanish, in my 20’s, by going to language immersion school in Mexico and Costa Rica), I’d have to say that both have helped keep my brain sharp. I’ve felt that sharp tinge of “Oh! My brain hurts!” after both a long Biology seminar, and […]

Tips and Tricks for Conducting Online Research

Hey y’all! Happy New Year, and hope your January is rocking! I made a resolution to keep better connected to the district, and listening to teacher requests. So I looked on my calendar, and if I didn’t do it today, I was going to have already failed at my resolution. So here you go! We’ve […]

Scooping and Pinning and Pearltrees, Oh My! What’s Your Favorite Collection Tool?

Today I was reading an article from Teach Thought, “How To Give Students Specific Feedback That Actually Helps Them Learn.” When I got to the bottom of the article, I saw that it had been added to several Pearltrees collections. I followed the links, and found some great resources that other educators had organized. Instant […]

Authentic Education has lost a hero

The education world lost a great thinker recently. Dr. Grant Wiggins was a thought-leader in educational assessment. His “About me” from his site, Authentic Education: Grant Wiggins is the President of Authentic Education in Hopewell, New Jersey. He earned his Ed.D. from Harvard University and his B. A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis. Grant […]

Want to See Huge Advances in Learning? Then Use These Tips! #social #informal #learning

I’ve had over 20 years of formal college classes. Don’t laugh, it’s really my only hobby. I’ve gotten so good at school, that I just tend to go there, and feel lost when I’m not in class. Even though I love school, I just stopped and thought about how much of my knowledge has come […]

Did I Just Write All That For Nothing??? Recovering Lost Blog Posts

I spent all morning, writing an article for my website. I used several different websites as sources, hyper-linking them, and making the article flow. I had begun the article last night, however, and when I went to publish it – I got the WordPress kiss of death. “Failure to Import. Do you want to try […]

Teaching Your Students About “Netiquette” | #techcorrect #edtech #highered

Every student in schools now needs to learn proper “netiquette,” or the rules of engagement on the net. I’ve been involved in a number of online discussion boards, comments sections, and student online interactions where I’ve seen the discussion turn ugly FAST. It’s usually because of one of the following rules. We, as educators, know […]

The One Trick for Completing a Dissertation That No One Tells You

There are plenty of advice articles out there on how to complete a dissertation. Articles that tell you to plan your day with working on your dissertation first. Articles that say you should spend at least 25 minutes each day writing, instead of reading. Articles that tell you how to deal with such a large […]