We Don’t Coast

When Josh and I started thinking about things we wanted to do for EdcampOmaha’s 5th anniversary, we thought about swag. Naturally. Come on, we’re teachers that still like a solid shirt that we can proudly wear and talk about. We have certainly been able to do that with the past two EdcampOmaha shirts. They have…

Relationships

#youredustory Week 4 prompt: What is the best thing you do in your classroom/school/district/job? I struggled with writing this last week. There were so many other things on my mind and I couldn’t narrow my focus. I love my job as the eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison. It is certainly not a classroom teacher role.…

My Father’s Arm

Parenthood will air its final episode tomorrow night and I’m terribly sad by this thought. It’s just a show…I know. But it somehow manages to feel so real. Last week the oldest Braverman daughter, Sarah, told her dad, Zeek, that she was engaged. He just elected to not have another heart surgery, so he is…

How Will You…?

How will you make the world a better place? How will you let every person that you meet know that they matter? How will you share your passion? How will you spread your joy? Life is precious. Lives matter. I want to bring passion and joy to whatever I do. It’s refreshing. It’s hard to do…

Potential

The greatest part about it being a new year is the potential. Resolutions are made to change habits or introduce new ones. Expectations are set or raised. And we make plans to implement these things because it’s a new year and it has potential. For me, I have been hesitant to write anything down because…

Building My House – Reflecting on 2014

I started as the eLearning Specialist & School Library Liaison at the Nebraska Department of Education in June 2013. This was a new position on a new team – Network, Education, and Technology (NEaT) – and I got to create it as I went. The first couple of months were really rough because no one…

Connections

Connections. I have used this word so many times this past month. But it really comes down to the connections. This month has been full of travel in my own state and out. When I reflect on the month as a whole, I can’t help but think about the people that I got to meet…