I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.




I just found out on Friday that I am Teacher of the Year. I’ve been nominated the last several years, but this is the first time I’ve won. It’s kind of nice given how hard I work and how I’m constantly doing something related to teaching or improving my school or professional development or whatnot. Read More

What is failure?


Today was the first time in my entire teaching career when I collected an assignment, started grading it, and went, “Oh my gosh… these are terrible.” I mean, usually I’ll have at least a few that stand out. This one… zippo. So, I had to reel back and ask myself some important questions. What did Read More

Macworld in My World


This year, Macworld had the K-12 Education Symposium back and I was SO THERE! It was a very inspirational conference for me as I was able to hear from many people who are utilizing technology in ways that actually further student learning. Many people around me have a tendency to use technology for the sake Read More

Credit Whore


Okay, maybe the word whore is a bit strong, but that’s essentially what I’ve become. You see, in education, the only way you can get a raise is by getting something called Continuing Education Units (CEU), or by accomplishing a higher degree. It’s basically me paying so I can continue teaching so others can get Read More

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