With third-fifth grade classes going 1:1 with Chromebooks, many teachers are exploring the idea of digital data notebooks. The purpose of a data notebook is to increase communication between school and home regarding a student’s performance in the classroom. Data notebooks also help hold students more accountable for their learning. I am excited about digital data notebooks… Continue reading DIGITAL DATA NOTEBOOKS


The theme at last night’s TEDxKC event at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was “Changing the Narrative: There’s Danger in a Single Story.” Presenters eloquently communicated ideas that challenged conventional thinking in areas of energy, politics, film, art, transportation, and technology. The talks were bold, entertaining, and thought-provoking. It was an inspiring evening. I left pondering the question… Continue reading CHANGING THE NARRATIVE


Liberty Public Schools hosted it’s first (of many, hopefully) Liberty LEADS Conference this week. It was an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field: George Couros, Scott McLeod, Catlin Tucker, Paul Andersen, and Will Richardson. George Couros made everyone laugh and some cry. He touched hearts and challenged us with the question, “Are we engaging or disengaging students?” Educators have the… Continue reading LIBERTY LEADS CONFERENCE REFLECTION