education, ITRT, kindness, reflection, travel

The True Meaning of “Going 1:1”

One week ago I was presenting on a stage to a packed room filled with educators excited to learn more about cultivating kindness with their instructional lessons. The room was buzzing with positivity as people entered, and I was right there in the mix, greeting people at the door as they arrived. It was the… Continue reading The True Meaning of “Going 1:1”

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Kindness Bingo 2019

A few years ago I was brainstorming ideas with my coworker, Stacie Taylor, about how we could interact more with the teachers in our district using Twitter. We had discovered the power of Twitter to connect people with shared interests and we wanted to keep the conversation going throughout the summer. Inspired by Teri Pendley,… Continue reading Kindness Bingo 2019

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Texas Kindness: Character Strong

What does it mean to be "Character Strong?" I have pondered this question, allowing it to swirl a bit in my mind, ever since I returned from my visit to Houston, Texas in March. During that trip, I was graciously allowed to tag along with Barbara Gruener as she and other kindness cultivators around the… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Character Strong

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Texas Kindness: Jet Stream Jax

The third visit in our Texas Kindness Tour was meeting a very special student named Jet Stream Jax. If you've been following my blog for a while, you may recognize his name from my Remixing Relevance post in October 2017 where I shared about his community of Friendswood, Texas receiving catastrophic damage from Hurricane Harvey… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Jet Stream Jax

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Texas Kindness: Kids Deserve It

The second stop of my kindness tour with Barbara Gruener was visiting Webb Elementary School to meet principal, Todd Nesloney, author of Stories from Webb and co-author of Kids Deserve It and Sparks in the Dark. I met Todd in 2014 when we both presented Ignite sessions for the ISTE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. In… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Kids Deserve It

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Texas Kindness: Kind Kids

On my first #REBkind trip, I visited Houston, Texas and neighboring locations to meet kindness cultivators and learn more about character education. I was blessed beyond measure by the hospitality of Barbara Gruener (@BarbaraGruener), author of What’s Under Your Cape: SUPERHEROES of the Character Kind. She not only opened her home to me as a… Continue reading Texas Kindness: Kind Kids