• Dare to Advocate
    “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying” – Roy T. Bennett In other words, if we never try, we’ll never know what could have been. Advocacy is a pillar of PAECT that resonates with me. I am always looking for ways to help my students, so I decided to take some initiative. One … Read more
  • If You Offer, They Will Come
    It is Monday morning at the PA Capitol building in the East Rotunda. All is quiet. The tables are set, the name placards are hung and the bags of goodies are ready. Ready for what???? The PAECT Student Showcase!! The Student Showcase is an annual event sponsored by PAECT for students and teachers in grades K … Read more
  • Inquiring Minds are Invested Minds
    What kind of project can you really expect from students who are given few constraints and even fewer requirements? If they are chasing their own inquiring minds there are truly no limits.   Two years ago I introduced my first Genius Project unit as an almost accidental capstone to an elementary STEM special class.  Two months … Read more
  • “I’d Rather Disappoint an Adult Than a Child”
    Throughout my week at KTI Summit, I have met so many amazing educators that are passionate and innovative. I’ve heard awesome ideas and sessions. However, Hollie Woodard's IEP2.0 was the most life changing for me.  I was captivated by her. She was honest, straight forward, and (for the first time) serious. But it resonated so … Read more
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