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So many of my Tweeps have been sharing some of their favorite tech tools that they use in their classroom so I figure I might as well too!  In no particular order here are my favorite tools to use with my students and a few...

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This post is probably going to be the most personal post I've written.  But for me sharing through writing is cathartic so I need to write this out.  This past week a tragedy happened within my school family and within my personal family's life.  To...

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If there's one thing I've learned being a teacher and working with kids, it's that building relationships should be your number one priority.And I think this mainfest by Angela Maiers speaks VOLUMES and is our class mottoThe education is important, the skills are important, the...

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image from washingtonmonthly.comWhen I was in college I remember hearing one sentence during a sermon, that totally changed the way I viewed people.  That sentence was, "hurting people, hurt others".  Those four little worlds completely blew my mind.  From that moment on I chose to...

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A little over a month ago a few friends and I started a brand new endeavor.  For months now we've been in love with amazing podcasts that we listen to at home and when we travel.  To everything from Techlandia, to the Tech Chicks, to...

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Has it really been just over a year since I joined Twitter?? Wow how time flies. And this past year has by far been the most exhilarating and enlightening year of my professional career!Just at a year ago I wrote this blog post for Texas...

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A few of my Waller KiddosI've just spent the last 5 days at a children's camp in Giddings, Texas called Camp Tejas!  This was my 14th year to attend, and every time summer I go I'm reminded how much of an impact this camp has.Now...

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Music is a powerful tool.  I've always been a huge music fan, so much so, that for a while I wanted to be a radio DJ.  I love every kind of music and have over 20,000 songs on my iPod.  I believe music holds the...

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I've been toying with this blog post for a while, trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. One thing that keeps coming to my own personal thoughts is the idea of "does my voice really matter"?  Do I have ideas that are...

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So this post has been mulling in my brain a lot lately.  This summer I've already been able to attend two amazing conferences, iPadPalooza and ISTE.  At both those conferences there was a focus on technology and bringing technology seamlessly into the classroom.  I learned...

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