Looking for inspiration as you start back to school this month? Check out this amazing blog post by Krissy Venosdale entitled Six Videos that Will Inspire You. While she has assembled an amazing collection of student videos, I was particularly moved by her opening comments.
What if this year, our schools, our teaching, and our learning became about kids once again? Kids we ALL have in our classrooms,…Continue
Added by Lynn Ochs on August 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
It’s the end of December and everyone is ready for a long winter break. It’s that time of year when the to-do lists at home are long and the tempers at school grow short. One might assume that a day long inservice session, set for December 20th, is a recipe for disaster.
Enter St. Lucie educators - bubbly, enthusiastic and eager to learn! Twenty five educators drift into the computer lab at district office. Soon they learn they will be the first district cadre to…Continue
Added by Lynn Ochs on April 19, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments
In late August, I had the delightful opportunity to present to educators at Lake Superior State University during an inservice day planned by our friends at the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) ISD in Michigan. After the session, a couple of new acquaintances suggested I enjoy the beautiful…Continue
It’s that time of year again, when kids across the nation head back to school, full of hope and anticipation. Shiny hallways, uncluttered classrooms, anxious smiles - a perfect time for International Dot Day – a reminder that each and every day we have an opportunity to expand students’ horizons and encourage them to make their own unique mark on the world.
Reading The Dot always takes me back to my undergrad years as an elementary education major. With fear and…Continue
As the school year comes to a close for districts across the nation, I’d like to pause for a moment to honor a group of dedicated educators I encountered in early May at Manatee County School District in Florida. In many ways, they exemplify the many educators…Continue
Added by Lynn Ochs on June 12, 2012 at 1:03am — No Comments
The following is a reprint of an article I wrote for Learning Forward Ohio's April Newsletter. I thought perhaps some of our KNI readers might enjoy it....
In our current, pressure-filled climate caused by reduced resources and higher accountability for results, we are wise to consider the sage…Continue
Imagine you are waiting on your first shipment of brand new microcomputers! The year is 1983 and yes, those microcomputers are Bell and Howell Apple II’s with marvelous green monochrome monitors, or was it gold? I carefully unpack and set up our first Title I funded computer lab and unwrap our 5¼” floppy disks from MECC. With no NCLB requirements nipping at our heels, we step boldly into the future with our students… confident that we are preparing them for the world they will…Continue
Added by Lynn Ochs on February 26, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments