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#1CoolThing Can Make a Big Difference!


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Coming up for tonight’s #OklaEd chat is the topic of #1CoolThing and I want you to have time to process the questions and brag (tonight its OK!!) about what you did last year!  Take this opportunity to share the totally #amazeballs things that you do in your classrooms/schools/districts!

If you are unfamiliar with #1CoolThing please read a past blog post here or the very well edited EdSurge article here.  We often feel like we have been forced into boxes that we cannot escape from.  #1CoolThing is your escape!  It gives you freedom!  It tears down the walls!  Nothing will be able to contain your #awesomesauce!

Tonight is an opportunity to pour into each other!  To trade ideas!  To think about places we have always wanted to go, but were to afraid to visit!  Use the collected wisdom of our experiences and make next year the best year ever!

On a small side note, we will also talk about blogging – for you.  The Educator.  If you are an educator who doesn’t – this can be a big step.  There are some things that you may be thinking about:

  1. I don’t have anything that people would want to hear. Yes You Do!  You are amazing!!  Share what you do with us so that we can get better!!
  2. I don’t have time to mess with setting one up.  Develop your blog this summer.  Block off a couple of hours (or less) of time and set one up.  I happen to like WordPress – it grows with me and allows me to do just what I need to do.
  3. I don’t have time to blog – I teach.  If you teach, you also reflect.  When you reflect, you take notes.  When you take notes, blog them.  We all learn from this!  We may even be able to help each other.  Teachers love to share and give ideas to other teachers.  Maybe you are having a problem with a particular lesson – blog about it.  You will get the nudge you need to make that lesson perfect!

I hope that you start working your own blog.  It could be will be one of the best things you have ever done.  When you do start your blog up, please post it in the comments and share it with us!

Don’t forget to post your #amazeballs #1CoolThing ideas all year long in any social media – be sure to add a picture if possible!  Then head over to Tagboard and get a great visual!

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About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


2 thoughts on “#1CoolThing Can Make a Big Difference!

  1. Looking forward to tonight’s #oklaed chat!! Not in the classroom as you know – but I think I might have a few thoughts to share. And #1coolthing is something for me to consider for sure!!!


    Posted by jcbjr9455 | June 28, 2015, 10:50 am

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