Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. I debated sharing, but figured why not? I have been transparent and vulnerable already a number of time so why shy away from my truth now? I honestly don’t know how or where to begin since I have contemplated suicide just a couple months ago. I always have morbid thoughtsContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Month”


It’s been a wild ride. LOL. No, really. The pandemic has shined a light on the things I wanted to keep in the dark. I gained about 40 pounds during quarantine. Yes, you read that right. FORTY POUNDS. While most took that time to get in shape, I ate my feelings, my insecurities, my anxiety,Continue reading “#WorldBipolarDay”

How Do You Implement SEL? CARE.

Even before there was a name for it, I have always put the emotional needs of students first. I am oftentimes asked how do you implement SEL into instruction? My answer is always start by asking them how their night and morning went with a form of embrace. That’s it! Social-emotional learning is not someContinue reading “How Do You Implement SEL? CARE.”

Mental Health: The Ultimate Awkward Silence

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”

Ready, Set, Goals!

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 wantedContinue reading “Ready, Set, Goals!”

Top 5 Experiences from #ISTE18

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 “DoctorContinue 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 whoContinue reading “#WhyITeach”


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 expressionsContinue 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 thisContinue reading “#TCSRobotChallenge”

Top 10 Ways to Involve Parents Using #EdTech

Last week, I blogged about apps you can use to communicate with parents for EdTechTeam for #NationalParentsAsTeachersDay (November 8).  It was an honor to blogged for them for the second time. I hope you all find the blog beneficial. If you have any recommendations/suggestions, post them in the comment section below or send me aContinue reading “Top 10 Ways to Involve Parents Using #EdTech”