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Lessons Learned From a Learning Curve: Distance Ed Edition

We found out this week that the public schools here in our part of Virginia will be learning virtually come fall. With three school-aged kids, virtual learning has been on my mind a lot lately. Specifically, the things I need to do to help my kids succeed. I am currently enrolled in an online master’s…
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The Expert Amateur Guide to Color

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’ve got a touch of red/green color blindness- or what I’ve recently learned is actually called color deficiency. This means that I can struggle to differentiate between certain shades and combinations of red, green, brown, and orange. Have you ever played around with one of…
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Chucky, Darth Vader, and Slappy… Oh My!

My 8-year-old is unlike any child I’ve ever met. I will admit- I say that about all my children, but I’d like to tell you about my middle child today. He is uniquely creative, distinctively enthusiastic, and unusually inventive. He sees the world in ways I could only dream of. I really don’t know if…
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How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse…

The world of instructional design often reminds me of a zombie wasteland- unfamiliar territory lending itself to both trial, error, and frequent failure. A world filled with hoards of easily distracted yet still hungry learners clamoring to devour engaging food for thought. Zombie themed entertainment just might be my favorite genre. I love a good…
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Lessons Learned From a Learning Curve- pt. 1

My professional beginnings were spent teaching physical education and health. After a year-long stop in the elementary PE world, I spent the next 5 years with the awesome high school students of Cary, NC. If I am being honest, that first year amounted to what some might call a rocky start. While mistakes are common…
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