A “Break the Script” Mindset

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  Chip Heath and Dan Heath in The Power of Moments define breaking the script as “defying people’s expectations of how an experience will unfold.”  Lately I’ve pondered the…

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Stop Motion Animation

Monday, March 19, 2018

The animation spark really ignited with Elmwood School’s art teacher, Bonnie Gaus.  Diving into Stop Motion head first, Mrs. Gaus and I collaborated in order to bring this…

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Blinding Me with Science

Friday, February 9, 2018
Students presenting arctic plant prototype

Walk the halls of Hopkins School and you just might find yourself immersed in scientific discovery and engineering. From students actively engaged in designing water filters in the…

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Why Edcamp?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It was October when my colleague, Chris Basile, and I discussed the idea of bringing an edcamp experience to Elmwood School.  Although it would be mini, modified, and…

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Coding is the New Cool

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The month of December was packed with coding experiences and I feel incredibly fortunate in that I was immersed in many.  My intended goal in terms of exposure…

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Video Refreshes Elementary Art Classes

Friday, November 10, 2017
Photo: Gaus Working with Student

“Hello, Elmwood artists!” sings teacher Bonnie Gaus, greeting students in each of her new video demonstrations prepared for her second and third-grade art classes. This year Gaus has…

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Chromebook Clout @HopkinsSchool

Friday, November 3, 2017

With great power comes great responsibility. At Hopkins School, students and teachers are exploring their new technological superpowers while learning strategies to help them become outstanding digital citizens….

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Seesaw is Blending Learning, Unleashing Creativity, and Building Confidence

Friday, October 20, 2017

Whether students are focusing on a subject area, social emotional learning, or both, Seesaw has been invaluable in empowering their learning.  Hundreds of students at both Center and Elmwood…

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Last Year’s Third Graders LED With Passion and Innovation

Friday, September 15, 2017

At the end of last year, four third grade classrooms were exploding with passion and students were running back even during the final days.  Together with their teachers,…

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A Technology Integration Dream

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Wellness Team at Elmwood School made an important decision this year.  They realized that the method they were using to deliver lessons wasn’t working as well as they had…

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