Silence

It is my belief that educators have stories to share that showcase the amazing work that they do on a daily basis. We have stories about relationships that have been fostered against all odds, achievement that happened despite the averages, student-led initiatives that compelled others to do the unthinkable, and even innovative ways that we…

The Weight Issue and Funhouse Mirrors

I distinctly remember trying a diet of pretzels and ice cubes the summer before third grade. I thought it would help me lose weight. Surprise, it didn’t. Since then, I can’t count the number of diets I’ve been on, pounds lost, pounds gained, and the internal struggle I have fought with my weight. I have…

One Hook

The visit to UCF’s Emerging Media campus allowed us to see the intersection of many of the ideas we’ve been studying. We’ve studied game theory and design, and learning is the process that continually happens throughout the course of this program. Therefore, it seemed natural that we look at all three concepts in a unique…

In My Element

Ever have those moments when you know you are in your element and connections are being made all throughout the day? Welcome to my day at FETC with my Pepperdine MALT cadre. I advocate for people to be using social media and building their personal learning network often. But it’s in the rare moments when…

Taking it to the Streets

Have you seen the “Honk If You Love Someone” video? If not, you really should! It doesn’t have nearly the amount of views that it should… I shared this video with my staff upon our return to school last week and many enjoyed it and said it made them smile.  But then there was a…

I Believe in Santa

A simple letter to Santa, as part of the Macy’s Believe campaign that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation read: Dear Santa, I live in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been a good boy this year. I would like a bed and clothes for Christmas. Your friend, *J    (Name changed for confidentiality purposes) One of my sweet…

Where in the World is Kristina Peters?

It seems like I blog a lot lately…then I realized that I’m not blogging on here, I’m blogging on my three Pepperdine blogs – one for each strand of my program.  I promise I am writing.  The thing that I also realized is that one of my favorite things to write about is my students…