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Mar 222013
 
TESOL 2013 Presentation- ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills as a Master Conductor

    March 21, 2013 I presented “ESL Instruction: Developing Your Skills to Become a Master Conductor” at the TESOL 2013 International Convention and English Language Expo.  I had a blast!  Below I am sharing the PowerPoint and handouts from my presentation.  I’m also including a checklist that I did not include in my presentation. […]

Nov 262012
 

It’s the time of year for the Edublog Awards.  I remember this event like a whirlwind last year.  I was new to blogging, new to Twitter, and new to using social media as a professional.  I remember seeing massive volumes of Tweets generating in my Twitter stream about the Edublog Award Nominations.  I remember reading […]

Nov 022012
 
30 Days of Ways to Fight Malaise: Things to Be Thankful for

Have you ever felt malaise in the workforce?  What did you do about it?  What can you do about it?  What is malaise? The definitions for malaise according to MacmillanDictionary.com are: “1- a general feeling of being worried, unhappy, or not satisfied“ The Thesaurus entry from MacmillanDictionary.com for this definition lists the following synonyms “range anxiety, worry, concern, stress, tension, pressure, anxiety,strain, disquiet, alarm,” etc. “2- a situation in which a society or organization is not operating effectively“ The Thesaurus entry from MacmillanDictionary.com for this […]

Jul 132012
 
Announcing New Adaptive Learning Group on LinkedIn

Educators here is a new Adaptive Learning Group I started on LinkedIn.  Please join, network and collaborate.  Every educator is welcome.  The group is open to any educator to join.  But, the sharing and conversations will remain a private closed group once you have joined.   Let’s cross content areas and expertise to learn from […]

Mar 282012
 
New Model for Professional Development

Yesterday, March, 2012 I was privileged to take part in a live edu-tweet with #edchat. #Edchat is a group of educators from around the country and globe that Tweet each other via the hashtag #edchat on Twitter twice a week to discuss issues in education. The discussions last for an hour and are determined by […]

Mar 152012
 
To Twitterize or not to Twitterize...that is the question?

Twitter is a cultural phenomenon encompassing both personal and professional purposes.  I use Twitter professionally.  I just started using Twitter about 7 months ago.  I rebelled against using it for a few years.  I finally reluctantly joined after being persuaded by my husband that there were great benefits.  He said there were so many networking and […]

Feb 112012
 
Social Media bad for educators?!  Not! Why?

Via Social Media in Education by James Hicks, The Tech Scoop Frown…social media for educators is bad!  Have you heard this time and time again? Roll of the eyes…social media has no place in education!  Have you heard this time and time again? Annoyed look…social media is a waste of time and it will take […]

Feb 072012
 
Are you addicted to Pinterest?- A teacher's dream!

Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Many of us love Pinterest and it’s becoming one of the fastest growing social networks.  It is appealing to many of us through its simplicity, ability to create various boards to organize content, and its crisp visuals that draw you in.  People get drawn in and addicted for hours to […]

Dec 152011
 
Social Media the New Professional Development

I have learned more by using social media for professional purposes, professional development, than I have learned from most of my professional development trainings from the past years combined. Why? Should this be a concern?  Should this make us rethink how we offer professional development, and drive our attention and awareness of old-fashioned and out […]

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