Doctoral Research Conference ’22

Today marked a major milestone in my doctoral journey. As an Arizona State University EdD student, we are privileged to participate in the yearly Doctoral Research Conference (DRC). It is a virtual event where all of the students, regardless of their cohort year, share their research journeys. Colleagues connect over similar active research studies andContinue reading “Doctoral Research Conference ’22”

The Birth of a Podcast

Last night I was listening to a great Podcast (ok, honestly it was called Drama Queens and centered around former characters of One Tree Hill watching the episodes again). As I was listening, I took a look at my office with the microphone I had bought on Amazon’s Prime Day and thought, “I could doContinue reading “The Birth of a Podcast”

Reflecting on the iLRN 2021 Virtual Conference

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present at the 7th Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) 2021 on my dissertation research. The entire conference took place in a virtual world hosted by Virbela. Participants were able to create an avatar, walk around the virtual conference world, attend sessions, talkContinue reading “Reflecting on the iLRN 2021 Virtual Conference”

Formative Assessments and Technology

Formative Assessments.  That sure is a buzz word in the world of education today.  How can we check to see if our students are understanding what we want them to learn?  How can we make sure that they pass those state tests?  How can we make sure that they are proficient and have mastered whatContinue reading “Formative Assessments and Technology”

Reactants and Products

Last month, my students were focusing on Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes.  During this unit, students learned about reactants and products.  During one lesson, students were attempting to discover how the amount of reactants affects the number of products.  To do this, they combined baking soda and vinegar in different amounts to find theContinue reading “Reactants and Products”

Data, Data, Data

As a teacher, data is always at the forefront.  How do you use data?  What does the data say?  Is that proven by data? Personally, I love data.  It gives me reassurance that something I have implemented is working.  Data helps me see where my students are struggling so I don’t waste my own timeContinue reading “Data, Data, Data”

Halloween 2014

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays!  I love the opportunity to dress up as someone else, and have fun lesson plans with my students, plus there is chocolate. This year, I decided to go as Miss America.  Mystudents loved it and I heard “Hi Miss America” and “Do you want World Peace?”Continue reading “Halloween 2014”