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LAUNCH: #D100bloggerPD Book Study

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I'm excited to be back participating in a #D100bloggerPD book study! We are a group of bloggers in Berwyn South District 100 that read and blog. It's a great community of learners and a fun way to jigsaw our way through some great education books!
This time, we are reading the book, LAUNCH, by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. Thanks to Jenny Lehotsky for organizing this study! Jenny is an amazing instructional coach with a passion for design thinking and personalized learning. She is also a TED-Ed Innovative Educator (impressive!). You can check out the post about Chapter 1 on Jenny's blog, Teaching and Learning Redefined.



click on the "ThingLink" above to go to participating blogs & posts!

Now it's on to my assignment, which was Chapter 2. This chapter was titled, "Finding Your Creative Approach," and was all about recognizing and celebrating the fact that everyone is creative in their own way.


The chapter goes on to define six types of teacher.…

New School Year, New Opportunities

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My professional life has been full of changes. I thought I would take a post to talk about what I've been up to!


Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics

I remember years ago, as a second year teacher, I turned to the ICTM webpage for some ideas for Pi Day. While looking around, I noticed they had awards and thought it would be so amazing to be honored with a teaching award some day. In 2014, I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream. Getting more involved with ICTM by presenting at the annual conference, managing the Facebook page, and then accepting the award made me think about becoming a board member. Again, I thought it would be so amazing to be able to contribute more widely to the math education community and this would be a great way. I am honored that I was elected to serve as Director of grades 5-8 on the Board of Directors.

Recap Pioneer
Another opportunity that I'm excited about is being a Recap Pioneer. I started using this tech tool in my classroom this year and …

Blog Highlights

I added a new page at the top of my blog. It's called "Blog Highlights" and it is basically a collection of my favorite and most popular posts. After 3 years of blogging, it was a good time to stop and reflect on common themes I've written about. In addition, the highlights can serve as a peek into my education philosophy.

Check it out and let me know what you think!