If you follow me from Twitter (@TAYLOR_does_IT), you know there are two things I care deeply about. Relationships Mental Health I know. The title alone is confusing. I promise there has a point to it. Just stick with me and it will all become clear. Let me start by saying, I am not a therapist. … Continue reading Mental Health: The Ultimate Awkward Silence
Mental illness: two words that when put together sound... scary, weird, even crazy. Those two words put together will have people give you a look of confusion as if something is wrong with you and they can see it on your face. Those two words have a stigma attached to them that MUST end. The … Continue reading Your Mental Health Matters
On June 1, I completed my first year as an Instructional Technology Coach for Tuscaloosa City Schools. I served 13 schools (yes, THIRTEEN) as best as I could. I focused on building relationships, communication, and availablity. I didn't complain because I know people who are serving over 30 schools alone. There were days I wanted … Continue reading Ready, Set, Goals!
I attended my first ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this year in Chicago. The weather was nice and cozy, even on the days it rained. People were EVERYWHERE, yet it still didn't feel like they were in a rush. The girls (team) and I really had a nice time. Dr. Miyoshi "Doctor … Continue reading Top 5 Experiences from #ISTE18
I have been working with children since I was a teen (17). When I was in high school, teacher's aide and office aide were electives. I was Mrs. Cabil's Kindergarten aide and she was an amazing teacher. I LOVED working with her students who are adults now. WOW. There was one girl in particular who … Continue reading #WhyITeach
I support #OklahomaTeacherWalkout. Those educators are not abandoning their students or their profession. They are advocating for better treatment of themselves AND the profession. I am baffled by the fact that the arming of teachers is being discussed and funded, yet funding for basic school needs are consistently depleting. Educators beg for school supplies (pencils, … Continue reading Educators Matter
I've been debating on posting about this topic for a while, but after ANOTHER school shooting a few days ago in Maryland, I had to release these thoughts. Let me begin by stating these views are mine alone and do NOT reflect the views or opinions of my employer. It's taboo to discuss your views … Continue reading Don’t Arm Me, Support Me!
Google Tour Builder is a new way to show your students the places they may not have visited and the experiences they would encounter along the way with the use of Google Earth. It allows you to pick locations on the map, add in videos, photos, text, then share your creation. It is a web-based … Continue reading Google Tour Builder
Many math teachers are looking for ways to incorporate digital tools into their lessons. Well, I have a tool for you... EquatIO, which is a digital tool that allows the creation of mathematical formulas, equations, Desmo graphs, and more on a computer, Chromebook, or tablet. It has Read&Write literacy software integrated, which can read mathematical expressions … Continue reading EqautIO
Congratulations to University Place and Ms. White's students for earning their reward from the first round of the #TCSRobotChallenge! Many teachers told me they wanted to participate, but couldn't find the time to allow their students to dive in so I am hosting the challenge again this semester. I hope you all can participate this … Continue reading #TCSRobotChallenge