Welcome! This is a space for me to share and reflect on my journey as  an administrator in an elementary school. I am most passionate about being positive, integrating effective technology for student engagement, and making school FUN without compromising academic success for every student. I believe that relationships matter and that the smartest person in the room IS the room. 

Who has time for engagement?

photo ala the amazing @venspired

  I am reading Eric Jensen's latest book from ASCD, "Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind", and am blown away by the research and strategies I'm finding. In even just the first few pages, he discusses how engagement always shows up as a vital achievement factor in most studies. It ... [ Read More ]

Are your thoughts tweet worthy?

twitter-tips

I will always remember the first conversation I had with a professional colleague about Twitter. I'd attended BLC and been swept away in a Twitter tidal wave by Liz Davis and Lisa Thumann. (This also, coincidentally enough, was where the @8amber8 moniker came from...who knew this tool would become ... [ Read More ]