Standard 1, Standard 2, Standard 3, Standard 4, Standard 5

#PBLclouds – the story

In January I participated in a twitter chat #hackingPBL and was so inspired I bought the book Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy. I had learned about Project Based Learning (PBL) in college at SUNY Frediona from Dr. Mira Berkley. I already knew PBL is good for kids. If you don't… Continue reading #PBLclouds – the story

Standard 4, Standard 5

Purposeful Play – how the book changed my teaching

Purposeful Play¬†- BUY IT! READ IT! LIVE IT! Yesterday I saw this Facebook post in a group I'm in - Simply Kinder- about Common Core and Play based learning.: This got me thinking: Are CCSS and Play mutually exclusive? Does it have to be either or or can it be a yes and? My opinion… Continue reading Purposeful Play – how the book changed my teaching

Standard 1, Standard 2

Can’t stop… Won’t stop…

I'm already excited to post again. I was nervous about this at first. I feel self conscious putting my thoughts in a public space but a new PLN friend encouraged me - this is for me.  Thanks Bill! Also, I learned a new trick - links in my post (don't laugh I'm learning!). My plan… Continue reading Can’t stop… Won’t stop…