Notes on an ISTE Experience…..

I attended the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference last month at the Denver Convention Center. I was one of 12,000+ people in attendance. Being able to attend the conference was a wonderful opportunity and an energizing experience.  I...

Information Challenges & Opportunities

Two news events of the past week inspire this post, converging in the world of mass media and provoking thoughts about the way we consume information in this era of instantaneous reporting and viral communication.  The first was information posted, and later widely...

But Words Will Never Hurt Me?

I used to end my classes with this message to my students: Be nice to those people different than you. Since no two people are the same, the message was to be kind to every single person. I committed to this mission because of the lack of empathy toward one another I...

What Do You Do?- Part I in a Series

On Sunday night I had a lovely evening with 5 delicious NYC friends. And so it goes, when we had chatted long enough about everything else there is to say, someone brought up the impossible question: “Sherri, what is it again that you do?” Sigh. We’ve been through...

Changing Instruction: A Blended Setting

I just had the opportunity to spend three great days with a group of high school mathematics teachers preparing to implement a blended approach to instruction into their classroom. These teachers will be developing their students as independent learners, so these...