#NCEA17 5 Quick Takes and 1 Surprise

I had a fabulous week in St. Louis for the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Convention. The conventions I have attended are 2010 Minneapolis 2013 Houston 2014 Pitttsburg 2015 Orlando 2016 San Diego 2017 St. Louis The conventions always prove to be a wonderful opportunity to grow as a Catholic, teacher, and friend. Each year [Read On]

#NeCathEdCamp Success!

Wow, what a day! #NECathEdCamp was truly a success. Did we solve all of the educational challenges of an educator? Did we answer every question that an educator has? Were all the unique situations of a Catholic school teacher addressed? No. But did we have a great time of learning and sharing? YES! But first, [Read On]

5 Quick (Sort of) Takes From #NCEA16

I’m back from a wonderful week in San Diego for the National Catholic Educational Association Convention (#NCEA16). It’s hard to blog about all the wonderful things I learned and experienced, so I thought I’d stick to 5. 5. Mass with 4,400 Catholic educators who are fully participating in the Mass with lovely music and atmosphere. Tuesday’s [Read On]

Schools That Attended #EdCampArchOmaha

Using Wordle!

The Best Parts of #EdCampArchOmaha

Using Wordle!

The 2015 #EdCampArchOmaha is in the Books!

We did it! The first #EdCampArchOmaha is in the books! I am so grateful for the team that helped put this together and the teachers that came today! First, a picture and then the top 8 take-aways about putting together and participating in an edcamp.   #8 Working with a great group of people. I’d [Read On]

How I Made QR Code Stations of the Cross

A traditional Lenten practice is praying the Stations of the Cross. The 7th graders at our school present a tableau of the Stations of the Cross. Every year it is a powerful performance. This year our school purchased a cart filled with 32 iPads. I’m always on the look out for new ways to add [Read On]

The Corporal Works of Mercy #MercyInTheCity

For this Lenten season, I’m consciously trying to live The Corporal Works of Mercy. I got this idea after reading Kerry Weber’s new book Mercy in the City. My 3rd graders are also learning about and practicing the Works of Mercy too. I found a wonderful website where a husband and wife team sell beautiful [Read On]

What?! I Won a Teaching Award?

Yesterday I got the news, in a techy-geeky way, via a Smartphone set on speaker. My principal came into my room, after school was dismissed, with her Smartphone in her hand and several of my co-workers following. The phone call was from Kathy Mears, who is the executive director of the National Catholic Educational Association [Read On]

Bugs to the Rescue- All Through the Night

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