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Hello IB PYP Educatorsūüíü

 

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Happy Monday, Just WOW-I am FINALLY getting around to welcoming all of my fellow IB Educators. I hope that this post reaches both nearest and furthermost “corners” of the earth. ¬†I can’t express how much IB has changed my pedagogical skill set!! Isn’t inquiry the most amazing form of instruction?¬†I currently have 3 years experience instructing at an IB PYP campus and I look forward to more, but currently I am on a little hiatus.

IB has opened new doors and new worlds for me as both an educator and on a personal level. I’ve learned to appreciate my reflective mannerisms as well as to stretch myself while becoming more of a risk-taker.¬†I really feel that I am just as much an inquirer as my students each day. Just as my students have aided molding me into the person and professional that I am, I look forward to collaborating and learning from all of you !

I have to admit that my first year of acclimating with all of the new lingo and terminology had my head spinning. But just as with everything else: practice, failure-yes, I said failure, determination and actually putting the pieces into action gave way to more clarity.

So what is IB you may be asking? IB ¬†PYP stands for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. There are actually 3 componets to the program: IB PYP (early childhood through elementary), IB MYP (IB Middle Years Program-think middle school years) and IB DYP (IB Diploma years program…think high school). ¬†It is an international framework that uses inquiry as it’s main vehicle to instruct students ages 3 to 12 or early childhood through elementary. The framework is actually comprised of several other components: UOI’s (units of inquiry-of which are like over-arching themes that are cross-curricular), learner profiles and attitudes (which are the programs founding personal characteristic traits or behaviors that each scholar should grow and refine), key concepts & transdisciplinary skills.

 

Within all of the above mentioned “frame works” the subject matter are assigned and instructed to include district and state standards. IT sounds like a menagerie of disjointed parts, but I promise-all of the pieces ¬†compliment each other and build upon each other as well.

Yeah, I told you that initially it seems a little overwhelming! Don’t get me wrong, before I discovered IB, I was still all about student choice and student driven projects….I just hadn’t mastered the art of student driven instruction or harnessed the power of student reflection for that matter. I encouraged my students to take risks, investigate and experiment with the world around them. I “gave” them options to select from (because I thought I was so savy, lol). The options that I gave them obviously made it easier for me to “manage”, but I still felt as though I was soooo avant garde. It made my traditional teacher buddies and my admin a little nutty, I have to admit. I think that they kind of view me as—->>>¬†over there in that corner is little miss doesn’t color in the lines, lol.

But when I switched over to IB, I have to admit, my methods seemed to flow with the IB framework and curriculum. In fact, giving students more authentic choices actually re-ignited my passion for teaching and inspired me to think even more outside of the box. One of the first concepts that we instruct students on (as an early childhood teacher) are the learner profiles. This is a set of 10 qualities or attributes that the students learn to embody each day throughout their instruction, inquires and investigations. The ten learner profiles are in no particular order: caring, risk-taker, knowledgeable, inquirer, balanced, communicator, open-minded, thinker, reflective and principled.¬†Students need a great deal of practice embodying the traits through modeling, practice, reflection and good ole trial and error…..after all, we are speaking of our youngest scholars. I mean most of them are still working through social etiquette and social graces to begin with. That is why I love introducing the learner profiles first. They set the stage for what is expected and I usually begin withe principled…..someone who makes good choices given various situations (even when no one else is looking!!!).

Mind you , this is my spin on the IB trait and we are encouraged to personalize a bit to meet the needs of our students and communities. We usually introduce new traits every other week so give our scholars a bit of practice, but spiraling is a year long process. By the Christmas holidays, the students are familiar with most of the learner profiles.We also journal about the traits during reflection time each day. Each student has an IB Journal and they can journal about what ever they’d like in the beginning of the year. As they become more acquinted with the traits then I may prompt them on some days to reflect on how they demonstrated embodying or exhibiting being “disciplined” that day, how they plan to demonstrate it or how they witnessed someone else demonstrate a particular trait.

We (yes, I also participate in reflection journaling as the students are journaling and I share my reflections with them on occassion, but the modeling process also goes a long way towards making it more meaningful and help them own journaling and reflecting).  This helps tie in the action cycle: Choose, Act, Reflect.

Today I want to share one little goody that I use to help me introduce and reinforce the concept of learner profiles: Learner Profile Crowns. I love for students to “make it their own” after the first couple of weeks of discussion and modeling. So I’ve also included blank crowns for students to dictate or illustrate what the traits mean to them in their own lives. I implement them in a variety of manners:

1. Beginning of the year mini-                 lessons

2. Informal assessment to check if         students grasp the concepts &             vocabulary and can apply in a           meaningful manner.

3. Fun and novel reflective  journal       entry,

4. Student-selected trait to focus on, (Action Cycle)

5. Peer nominated recognition for         displaying trait qualities at                 school,

6. Class-wide  Award                                 recognition each weeks,

7. Grade-level recognition each 9            weeks.

8. Artifacts for student UOI binder         and finally,

9. Artifacts for student-led                       conferences.

 

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I hope that you find this resource useful and as an aid to help make the traits more meaningful to with your students. I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below. What do you ¬†utilize ¬†to teach the learner profile traits?

 

XOXO,

Cleo

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Boom Learning Digital Platform

 

BOOM LEARNING logoDisclaimer:¬† In exchange for my sharing this post regarding the Boom Learning platform-I will receive an annual subscription/renewal to the BOOM LEARNING platform. That being disclosed, I still feel that this is an amazing platform with a host of digital resources that will enhance your student’s engagement and improve their academic success.

Hello Peeps.

I am excited to share a new platform that I’ve recently discovered. This platform “houses” digital task-cards, digital assessments, digital games¬†and other media that can be accessed via an iPad,¬† computer, or smart board/Promethean board & the BOOM LEARNING¬† app. There are a variety of methods to procure and access the digital media. BOOM LEARNING is an asset to traditional brick and mortar schools which incorporate SOME digital content, schools or campuses who are in the process to migrating to sole digital content, ¬†Google Classrooms/Chrome school accounts, home school/Coop groups, ¬†& parents who seek to engage their children with robust, engaging and academic self-paced learning.

Subscribers will purchase “decks”. (There is also a healthy selection of FREE decks to select from across content and grade¬†levels). ¬†The decks are the actual interactive media. The decks will be stored in your account to access across a variety of devices. The decks can be employed in a variety of manners including:

  • Pre/post assessments,
  • Progress monitoring/RTI¬†(Response to Intervention),
  • 1:1 instruction,
  • Partner games,
  • Workstation activities (center games),
  • Whole class instruction,
  • Whole class gaming competitions
  • Small group instruction,
  • Tutoring,
  • Self-paced instruction &
  • Self-directed inquiry investigations.

Currently¬†educators have the option to purchase BOOM LEARNING digital content from either TPT (Teachers Pay Teachers ) or the BOOM LEARNING platform.¬† BOOM LEARNING is offering a SWEET deal to educators who create purchase digital content ¬†via the Teachers Pay Teachers platform:¬† New TPT customers¬†receive 3 sections, 80 students, 5 private decks at no extra charge for the first year!!!!!!¬† Um Hello–this is a steal folks.

There is a method to “store” all of your purchases on the platform. There are several account options: A free version/Starter account will garner you¬†5 students & 5 private decks¬†to assign and or track¬†student progress. The Basic account will afford you¬†3 sections, 80 students and 5 private decks.¬†¬†The Power membership will offer you 5 sections, 150 students and UNLILMITED private decks. The Ultimate membership will provide 8 sections, 200 students and ULIMITED private decks as well.

The Classroom experience (individual assignments) is premium and requires a subscription for more than five students.  This method allows instructors to differentiate instructional content based upon student needs. Students can be assigned digital media (games, assessments, review, task-cards and the like); so students are able to move at their own pace. Students have access to the media both at school and at home with their unique class access link. Private publishing for more than 5 decks also requires a premium subscription

There is another method referred to as “Fast Play” which likens to the digital platform “Kahoot”.¬† In this mode, an instructor would select the “deck” or game that students will interact with as a whole class. Unlimited students have¬†access to the media, but ¬†student’s results are UNtracked.

Here are a few examples of what can be found on the platform:

Boom Learning Water Cycle Deck by Teacher Features

BOOM Learning US State Capitols by Boom Team

Watermellon Ten Frames by Della Larson’s Class

In short, I feel that the BOOM LEARNING platform is a win-win for educators and students. Below are my top 10 reasons to implement BOOM LEARNING in your classroom (home-school) today:

  1. New decks are available on a daily and weekly basis; this ensures that you have a plethora of content to select from. Boom Learning Library
  2. Decks address and meet a variety of content across disciplines.
  3. Decks meet a variety of age ranges/grade levels.
  4. Decks provide immediate feedback for your learners.
  5. Decks can be assigned to specific students (premium accounts).
  6. Decks provide a visually appealing format for visual learners. Decks allow learners to engage in self-paced practice-as often as necessary.
  7. This is an engaging and fun manner to employ digital learning into your instructional arsenal.
  8. Students will benefit from personalized instruction.
  9. Instructors/parents can engage in progress monitoring (premium subscriptions) to aid them in differentiating instructional content which meets the needs of their learners.
  10. Decks are created by actual teachers who have experience with “what works” in their own classrooms. These teachers are constantly refining their pedagogy as they embrace digital content to address the needs of each individual learner. This makes learning more meaningful as students can move at their own pace.

 

So go ahead and check it out. If you’ve been looking for a fun way to integrate technology infused lessons with your students, BOOM LEARNING is what you’ve been searching for.

 

I’d love to hear your comments and feedback, so feel free to drop me a message or thought below.

 

Kindly,

 

Cleo @Teaching in a Bubble

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Ode of a Teacher on Behalf of Her Students

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No, this isn’t a MLK reflection post-but it is a L O N G post. {My apologies in advance. My hope is that it will be food for thought and provoke some great conversations.}

I figure that everyone will be posting about how Dr. Martin Luther King and all who supported¬†this legacy¬†have sacrificed for me, my country and my students. Civil Freedoms ARE crucial to a country as amazing as ours. In fact, it seems that we are still working on this concept. No, I’m not going to go on a political rant in this post–today anyway. But it does channel my thoughts to that of the students that we serve.

As we’ve transitioned to a new year, many of us naturally think of our students.¬†Our new year’s resolutions move from personal to professional.¬†We’ve prepared our rooms,¬† checked items off of our to-do lists and have mentally prepared for the long haul of the Spring Semester.¬†¬†Many of us have either attended PD just prior to our students arriving or will at some point during the Spring semester. Soon, like literally in a few days-we will embrace a new president. I, like many of you am wondering what this new cabinet has in store for me, my family and the communities that I’ve served. It is my sincere hope that education is not tampered with in a manner that harms it anymore than it’s been harmed in recent years. It is my hope that our students are given priority.

 Below in the bright blue, I am kinda having my own little soliloquy party; My apologies in advance!

{I am an avid PD fan, yes, you read that right. I LOVE attending and participating in PD. I attend sessions sponsored by my district, I attend sessions of those whom I feel shape education, I purchase tons of instructional resources to improve my pedagogical skills and I spend a few hours each day on various social media platforms interacting with fellow educators discussing best practices, ideas and all things education in my ginormous virtual {personally tailored} PLCs. (wink!)

A few summers ago, I attended a M O N T H long writing pd. It was a training that I’d literally wanted to attend for several years. It was really difficult to be accepted, then “just like that” one summer an opportunity presented itself. During the course of this PD, I was struck by the building d√©cor and condition. It wasn’t a bright, beautiful, inviting or happy place to me. In fact, it sucked the soul out of me each day. I was distracted thinking about the students who attended that campus and how their environment impacted their learning. I confided in a few friends and my mother about the “heavy feeling” that I encountered every time I entered that place. I begin to reflect on how I took so many things for granted as a teacher, parent and student.}

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Although many of us assume that our students have gone on wonderful vacations or have had the luxury of spending time with families this over the break, the reality is that their break could have been less than stellar. Depending upon where you teach, our students and their families are encountering many different scenarios.

I have a poem that I’d like to share this week. I will preclude the poem with a little about myself first: I have a tendency to be a “black or white” person, by that I mean that I’m not generally on the fence when it comes to my opinions or values. That doesn’t mean that I don’t empathize or I lack “good understanding”. I (for the most part), don’t usually find myself in “grey areas”. I am also very passionate about my beliefs. This is unnerving to some people, especially since I can be pretty quiet or reserved about my opinions in the first place. I am more or less “called” to share my ¬†values or opinions when I feel that I’m defending the (unspoken) rights of the voiceless.

I’ve had the privledge of teaching serving¬†rural students as well as¬†urban students¬†in situations that broke my heart. In all of these circumstances, I have always been wowed and amazed by the gifts and talents that each child possessed and how blessed I’ve been to witness as they blossomed over the year. I’ve always taught ESL students and international students. My student’s¬†have always been unique, special¬†and dear to my heart. I didn’t choose them, they chose me. I’ve often told 100’s of students that when the enter my class that their last name automatically changed to “Jones”…and I’d make a big deal about individually referring to each of them with my last name. Although it was just fun for them, to me it symbolized that they were now a part of my family-as I expressed that sentiment to them. I have had the privilege to instruct in several very different environments. These experiences have given me insight and fueled my passion for my students. Below is a poem which I’ve had to edit a bit for the purposes of treading softly and attempting to refrain from offending anyone with stronger language….hey, I’m human outside of my “9 to 5” babe!

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Ahem: Attention Mr. and Mrs. Politician and other “Experts” on Education Reform

It’s funny that I actually earned a degree, or two or three,
only to have someone with an AGENDA voicing a LOUD Decree.
Attempt to blame ME for the terrible state of education, while YOU convince others to cut my kiddos precious funding.
Save your breath you don’t even come CLOSE to impressing ME!
You’ve robbed my students of developmentally appropriate learning, while preaching about a TEST
and making education a HOT DAMNNED MESS.
You-who’ve spent NO time in a classroom: have no idea of what really goes on with EACH of my students!
Why don’t you just let us be?
Why can’t you see that it’s more than multiple choice answers A,B,C or D?
Meanwhile, I entered this profession to make a difference in each student who has been placed in my path,
Teaching is more than reading, writing, spelling, science, social studies, and math!!!!!!!
I am growing future global citizens, molding them ONE AT A TIME; THERE is NO COOKIE CUTTER RECIPE!!!
I spend tireless hours planning, researching, collaborating, differentiating, modeling, encouraging, nudging and stressing.
I spend Summers, weekends, holidays, early mornings and late evenings just trying to be a blessing.
You see, there are no “off hours” or real holidays when you are dedicated to your craft.
So before you compile your “data”, create your pie charts, compare your “statistics”, and admire your new reform draft,
Stick to what you do best: give your detailed but flawed speeches and make promises to your special ” public interest groups”. {wink}
Please allow ME to take care of little Johnny, Susie, Long, Precious, Abdul, Naz, Devon, Angelica, Tykerri and Louis.
I am after all a professional, steeped in sound pedagodical practices and years of hands on experience.
Oh don’t worry, I KEEP UP WITH MY CRAFT. I am ALWAYS looking to further MYSELF; not because I have to, but because I Desire this.
Let me teach and reach students of many varied backgrounds who come to me along all points on the learning continuim.
Allow me not only reach them academically, but build strong personal bonds, so that I can figure out why they seem so distracted.
You don’t realize that Mohammed can’t concentrate b/c he is hungry or tired, Julliette faces abuse and is in survival mode, or that Elluid is homeless and is worried where he’ll lay his head tonite.
Consider the factors that your “data” doesn’t; the burdens I take on with passion and delight.
Dismiss the fact that it takes weeks and months to earn their trust.
Contrarily, I am up: covering them and praying through the night.
So again, excuse me for not being your biggest fan.
Never mind the fact that you keep trying to make great teachers extinct,
by cutting our jobs due to your complicated “evaluation rubric”s, or the fact that our wages don’t compare: all compliments of YOUR HIJINKS.
So please, put away the soapbox and go back to your plush office, enjoy the perks and enjoy the view.
Close the door and focus on ……..Why you SHOULD RETURN all that money that you’ve stolen from my kids.
Otherwise, I know who I’m NOT voting for when elections roll around.
Oh NO! It will NOT be a case of Deja Vu,
SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!

How could you allow children and educators to feel so desperate and hopeless?
Perhaps if you had to report to a buiding that screamed for TLC due to neglect and disrepair everday; then it would make sense?
Does anyone ever consider the morale of those faculty and students who have to report to dreary building seemingly lost in space in time?
How can teachers become motivated to teach and students inspired to learn in such mind numbing, dilapated places?
Is it fair that just because they possess LESS that they should accept LESS THAN sub par facilities?
I scream and shout silently on the inside when I enter or pass by “THOSE SCHOOLS in THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS”…
I feel like the have-nots face the world everyday and don’t seem equipped to compete!
We wonder why they fail, give up and others give in and take the “easy route”.
Desperation becomes OPPRESSION in these scenarios.
Why can’t you hear their anguished pleas and screams for help with seemingly no relief in sight ?
Why does it seem so easy to push “them” out of YOUR conscious thoughts or conerns?
When I consider the plight of these students and faculty, I feel that no one cares enough to reach out.
I myself can relate, because I was ONE of those children growing up. I was a have-not in a world of the “haves”.
Therefore, I can NOT overlook the plight of so many of our children.
I know that when children are in situations of lack, with no end in sight, no relief on the way….it becomes demoralizing to compete everday.
Shouldn’t they at least enter beautiful, cheerful environments everday?
Shouldn’t they be in cozy, safe places to leave their cares behind at least from 7:30 until 3:30?
Shouldn’t the message be: We do hear your silent pleas and we DO care enough to reach out and intervene?
Shouldn’t lawmakers, Educators and other concerned stakeholders work together to eliminate the voids?
Shouldn’t WE strategize on how to realize equilibrium in an obvious state of disequilibrium?
Instead of attacking and critisizing educators, shouldn’t lawmakers come to the table with us?
Reform can be a great tool if all stakeholders are allowed to freely collaborate.
I don’t know of any other profession where the “PROFESSIONALS” are DEMORALIZED or viewed as “UNFIT” to practice their craft…..

My hopes and fears lie in the balance of a new presidential candidate and the agendas that he and his cabinet prioritize. It’s my prayer that education doesn’t take a back seat, that educators: teachers and administrators are given more authority to effect the necessary changes that our students need and deserve, and that the role of education in a nation as great as ours gets a revamp in¬†a positive direction with less red tape and hassle.

My hope is that where ever you are, you enjoyed an amazing MLK day and long weekend. I pray that you are all supported at your campuses and communities. And I pray that you all are covered  as you return to meet and reach each of your students. I speak encouragement over you and send good vibes to you as well.

In Solidarity,

Cleo

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I See You Teachers

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Beginning of the Year Expectations

Many teachers are preparing mentally, spiritually, emotionally as we march towards another new year. Ready or Not-many are in the process of arranging room decor and creating or updating lesson resources to ensure that their students will be¬†engaged and excited about learning. Too many to count among us have spent a¬†“personal fortune”¬†to provide manipulatives, furniture books or other “educational musts” for their new crew. They are aware that they won’t be compensated for all of their efforts, and they do it ANYWAY!

I can’t help but notice all of the #TargetTeachers and photos of “scores” which have flooded my social media platforms this summer. Teachers have to be some of the most generous souls on the planet. It’s almost impossible for many to turn off their #TeacherToDoLists. If they’re not out shopping, they’ve been “DIY-ing” . I have to admit that I’m always wowed when I view pics of the process or the finished product. But then again, what do I expect from some of the most creative, passionate and determined souls that I am privileged to call my tribe? Irregardless of your assigned grade-level, physical location, age, years of service or any other factors, we are a collective and resounding “ONE”.

As we rush towards, or run away ¬†from¬†{LOL} the last¬†lingering moments of our sacred summer vaca- please take some time for YOU. Indulge in whatever the image that comes to mind when you hear or read the word “pampering” or “self-care“. Find,¬†no MAKE the time for those “little things” that bring immeasurable and unbridled joy to your heart. Savor those moments with your family and make sure that you “fill up your own gas tank” as we forge¬†into those fast furious weeks ahead.

Come back next week as I share my thoughts regarding the students that we serve.

 

Luv, Hugs and XO’s

 

Cleo

 

 


 

 

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Finding My Groove

DisgustHello!¬† I’ve have been soooooo M.I.A. and I can only apologize people. I have had a hugely eventful year with many “unexpected variables”. The good news is…this year has flown by and it’s definitely one for the records. Ya ever just have changes in all areas of your life at once? Well, that’s the kind of year that I’ve had.

The good news is that because of all of those challenges, I’ve developed a more “proactive can-do” kind of attitude.¬† {Yeah, I totally just coined that term, lol)

I feel like, instead of merely peering off of the edge of the ledge, I might as well jump….this is a whole new experience for me. I’m more of a “Cautious Carrie” type of girl. I like to weigh all of my options; ya know? I like to take my time and factor in all of the “danger” factor and “what if” scenarios.

One of my new ventures has been to F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. connect with others on social media platforms. I can’t express how overjoyed I am having taken the leap. I have had the privilege to meet so many AMAZING peers from across the country as well as in my own neck of the woods. I am learning so much {despite being such a neophyte}. I am just kicking myself for not taking the plunge sooner. This girl has never felt so much love and support from other like-minded people who simply “get her”.

Speaking of my peeps and taking on new adventures…..I have some great news that you’d probably LOVE to know. This week if you are looking for fabulous deals on Teachers Pay Teachers swag, ya gotta check out a sweet giveaway and fun week of¬† can’t miss steals:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Thanks for Stopping by and GOOD LUCK everyone!

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Sharing an Amazing Literacy Resource.

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I’m back as promised with a fantastic phonics and fluency resource for beginning readers. This is a program that I happened upon by chance. I’ve had the opportunity to implement it in tutoring and found it both very comprehensive and helpful {for myself and my students}.

The phonics program is “Danco Phonics” and was created by Mr. Dan Clarke. This is a systematic program which includes¬†44 units that¬†build upon previous lessons.The material covers decoding, fluency, comprehension, writing and more. It is copyrighted, but Mr. Clarke is more than happy to share his resources for free. He does have a few stipulations as follows:

Danco Phonics may not be sold or posted on any website!!!!

You can find this amazing resource here :  http://dancophonics.weebly.com/ .

Have you ever heard of this resource before?   Do you feel that this is a system that you could implement in your guided reading groups?

In my next post, I plan to share a few of my math resources to encourage your young mathematicians to enjoy the math process of problem solving.

Till Next Time,

Cleo from Teaching in a Bubble‚ô°

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Getting Ready to Launch

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I love my logo. My little Sis is a free-lance graphic design artist. I think she did a great job as I was somewhat demanding specific about what I had in mind.¬†The logo design reflects the fact that I am a southern girl from the great state of Louisiana who cherishes her Creole heritage. The fleur de leis reminds me of how unique my culture, my family and my state are. The name of my blog is derived from the fact that I gave a tendency to have laser focus on my student’s needs and feel that their unique needs require me to adapt my instructional strategies, goals and lessons to meet their specific needs. I am often told that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel or work as hard as I do…..But I just can’t bring myself to offer my students anything less than my best. Teaching (aside from my family) is my life, my passion and brings me so much personal joy and a sense of accomplishment.

I have been actively researching blogging feverently for months years. I have joined blogging groups, watched countless videos from coding to creating products to blogging tribes. I am so excited to be so near the beginning of a new adventure and challenge both personally and professionally.I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and I’m very passionate about my craft. ¬†I feel that I’ve been called to this noble profession. Blogging will allow me to reach out and interact with other like-minded individuals.

Stay tuned, in my next post I will share a really amazing literacy website which I stumbled upon this summer as well as some ideas on how you can implement this gold mine!

In the meantime please comment below with:

What advice do you have for new bloggers? How has blogging changed your life personally or professionally?  I welcome your insight and advice.

Living and Learning,

Cleo

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Hello world!

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Hi, I’m Cleo.

So I’ve been wanting to take the plunge for years, but haven’t been able to move forward with my grand plans and vision. I’ve really had great excuses, no reasons for not following through. I had a precious sweet child whom is now nearly a second grader. No please don’t do the math! I guess to be perfectly transparent, my lack of time management skills and confidence disenchanted and disuaded me into believing that I had anything meaningful to contribute to the blogging world. I think on some level I am a commitment-phobe and I’m also afraid of failing.

So, there you have it! Now, as I move forward, my goals are to continue to refine my craft, share my passions and knowledge with others, improve and reflect on my instructional practices and connect with other like-minded individuals. I can’t wait to connect with all of you fabulous bloggers.

Kindly,

Cleo

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