College Bound: First Weekend

Guess what? I have officially moved onto campus at Indiana Wesleyan University! Does this make me an adult?!? Who are we kidding, I will always be a child at heart! Saturday was a whirl of activities and frankly, I don't recall much. I remember pulling up to my residence hall and in the blink of... Continue Reading →

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Season of Lasts

This past week I graduated high school, which is exciting, but at the same time a little intimidating. In elementary school, high school, let alone college, seemed million of years away yet as I sit in a coffee shop in my hometown I am faced with the contemplation of hard decisions revolving around funding college,... Continue Reading →

Makerspace: Origami Station

This last week I have been working on developing an origami station for the elementary's makerspace. After perusing Instagram, I came across @cootiesandcuties Instagram post about @talkin_pinata_teaching's makerspace resources. I couldn't resist but use the post as my guide for creating the following: These cards include a QR code which leads students to a step-by-step video... Continue Reading →

What’s your superpower?

I see quotes all the time in regards to "I teach, what's your superpower?" I look at them and smile because the validity of the statement is beyond accurate! However, even with that being said, even the greatest Hero, at some point in time, had to learn about their strength and the various ways to... Continue Reading →

Mentor Leadership

A skill that I hope will always grow within me is leadership. Leading others proves that a part of me is willing to take charge to accomplish a goal. However, leading should never be about simply accomplishing a task. Rather, being a leader should encourage and guide others to not only strengthen their own skills but... Continue Reading →

Vision Statement

As I read The Innovator's Mindset, George Couros, the author, challenges the readers to make blog posts and this week the goal is to write 3 short blog posts. For my first blog post, I chose to discuss my Vision. I'm not quite fully enveloped in the educational field because I am not yet a teacher.... Continue Reading →

#IMMOOC Part 1 Thoughts

I have loved diving into The Innovator's Mindset! This week the goal is to blog on our thoughts over part 1 of the book, and I would like to say that I have a lot swirling around inside my brain. I aspire to be an elementary teacher, and as I read this book, ideas fill my... Continue Reading →

Quilling 101

Perseverance: working hard, against all odds, to achieve the desired effect, my theme for the art lesson I presented to second graders.  This art lesson gave me the perfect moment to speak with the students on perseverance, knowing that they may get upset if they could not achieve the desired outcome. I started out the... Continue Reading →

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