Archive for June, 2014

The times they are a’changing…..

Just read a post on LM_Net this morning that gave me pause.  The post referenced an article in New York magazine that dealt with the waning popularity of single-function devices, namely Kindles and Nooks  The article, Here’s What the Future of Reading Looks Like    by Kevin Roose states,  “Last year, for the first time, publishers made more money from […]

Technoteachers Blog

I can not believe that June is almost gone! July is just around the corner. If anyone is planning a road trip to someplace special with little ones, Julie and Nicole have posted many wonderful resources to keep them engaged. (“Dad, are we there yet?”) These resources include links to electronic games, iBooks, and apps for the […]

The Power of the #

Anyone not in Vegas, please raise your hand.  Yes, I too, am feeling a bit left behind as I know throngs of like-minded professionals are congregating, communicating, and cogitating in Las Vegas,  even as I type.  The next best thing for those of us not in Vegas  [and even for those who are attending]  is […]

11 Lessons for Graduates and You

  Jon Gordon is one of my favorite authors of books about leadership; one of which is called “The Seed“.  Here is some great advice from that book: “Graduation is a time when many contemplate their future and purpose. It can be both a time of great excitement and worry. I certainly remember the anxiousness […]

Don’t Forget to Read!

Some of my earliest memories as a child have to do with reading. I am very thankful that I had parents who loved to read and instilled within me a love for reading. From sitting on the counter at the public library watching the librarian stamp the due date in my books to curling up with […]

Summer Learning Day is June 20, 2014

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education has a huge repository of “free” resources? Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Education does not mandate or prescribe particular curricula or lesson plans. This information is provided for the visitor’s convenience and is included here as an example of the many resources that parents and educators […]

Can Brown University Handle the Udozorh Family?

This post was written by guest blogger Cheryl Tillery, GT teacher at West Mesquite High School. What a wonderful testament to this family and to Cheryl’s work as a GT teacher! In the spring of 2010, Brown University accepted the first of three siblings, Onyebuchi Michael Udozorh, eldest son of a Nigerian-born family living in […]

Take Time to Reflect

The first week in June marks the end of the school year for many Texas school districts. As the school year draws to a close there is often some time taken to reflect on the past year and cherish the memories provided by another group of children that we have nurtured and nourished. As you […]

Goodbye Thomas…Goodbye Albert…Sorry We Have Stopped Looking for You…

Today we have a guest blogger, Layne Pethick. As I sit and ponder, I am continually haunted by just one question. It is a question for the ages, one that many a child has asked and many an adult has dismissed. It is a simple question that carries the power to bring a person to […]