So a few things about me:
Hometown: Fort Atkinson, WI, USA
Job: 7th grade teacher – mostly science, some math in a team based, full inclusion middle school
School District: Madison Metropolitan School District
Family: Husband, Paul, 2 biological children: Chase, 5 and Holley, 6 and 2 step daughters at home, Crystal 11, and Tiffany 16. We can forget the furry family members, 3 cats: Kaibab, Yaqui, and Jewels and 1 oversized yellow lab: Moose. Enjoy 25 seconds of my form of free entertainment. This can go on for close to an hour before the dogs gets tired of it. You’ll notice he is pretty smart and likes to take unfair shortcuts under the table.
Here is where I will be anytime I’m working on ETMOOC stuff. This is my space. It is a custom designed (by me) desk that my dad and I made back when I was in college. Considering all that it has been through, it is in great condition. Sometimes I wish my chair was more comfy though!
I am a life long learner, self-proclaimed credit junkie, and an edtech addict. I love learning about new tools to use with students, but I am finding that with the lack of available technology in my building, this is increasingly difficult to use with them. My goal for the end of this school year is to begin flipping my classroom, whether it is taking lessons from one math book and having students watch it at home, then work on the problem at school, or doing the same with one of my science units. Either way, it needs to be done!