Extreme Classroom Makeover

The Focus of Education is Changing and so Should Our Learning Spaces As technology advances and we integrate more with the changing world, we need people who are responsible digital citizens. We need to teach our students in new and creative ways that allow them to develop as a creative person, not as a carbon copy... Continue Reading →

Mrs. Madame the builder: an update

After putting in some work over the last week, I have some project updates to talk about. For the new readers, or maybe returning readers that need a refresher, I'm going to talk about my project a bit first before getting to the updates. With inspiration from an assignment for my Master's program at Michigan... Continue Reading →

Everyone is a maker. Who knew?

THE MAKER FAIRE AS A WHOLE One of the most important things I’ve learned over the last two weeks it that planning an event takes a lot of time, communication, cooperation, and most importantly execution. My cohort and I put together a Mini Maker Faire on MSU’s campus on Thursday that we only had a... Continue Reading →

I hate Google Translate. Or do I?

When I first picked up A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into. What followed has been a rollercoaster of emotion as I swung from 'Yeah, I'm a good questioner!' to 'Wow, I really need to work on my questioning...' and then 'Do I really have to admit... Continue Reading →

I'm happy with how far I've come in the last two weeks or so, although I'm sure I could work much faster if it wasn't also my first year teaching. It has to get easier as the years go by...right?!?! Anyways, I thought I'd share a picture of my setup: I found this table on Craigslist... Continue Reading →

And so it begins…

This new blog is over two years in the making! I created it after I picked up my first (and only) sewing machine, all ready to start making fun things out of cloth. However, I then got sidetracked with my university methods courses, and then observations, and then student teaching. If you know anything about... Continue Reading →

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