If You Could Teach Anything You Wanted…

…and action! The school year has begun and we’re off to what appears to be a very fine start. While brunching with my oldest today I asked him a question that just popped into my head: If you could teach anything you wanted, what would it be? He spent some time thinking about it and… Continue reading If You Could Teach Anything You Wanted…

There Is No App for Patience

There is no app for patience. Just as there is no app for respect, kindness or trust. I say this now in the midst of all the hoopla around the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference currently taking place in Philadelphia not so much because I want to rain on anyone’s edtech parade,… Continue reading There Is No App for Patience

For Here or To Go?

This morning I was out for a jog and something dawned on me: Great teaching is something that sticks with you. That was the start. Then the thought began to evolve. Is it the teaching or is it the learning? I asked myself. What great teaching am I carrying with me right now as I… Continue reading For Here or To Go?

A Programmable Future

I experienced a rare moment this week. I read a post and quite simply it changed me. The post helped me see what I was not seeing. To recognize what I have been avoiding. To be brave when my fear is the only audible voice I can hear. The post  I read was  “The Future… Continue reading A Programmable Future

Why It Is Unlikely That I Will Ever Become a Curriculum Guru

Most of the 20+ years that I have taught have been dedicated to elementary Physical Education.  When I am in the gym, scrambling to shift and adjust equipment between classes, playing my eclectic mix of 70’s –  90’s pop, and doing a cartwheel on my way to pick up the next class, then I am… Continue reading Why It Is Unlikely That I Will Ever Become a Curriculum Guru