My evil genius powers are working.

Currently, I've been able to completely hide the recycling bin in plain sight from everyone else in the household.

Schools in America are about to get access to a lot of financial support.

Are you looking at any of the following "difference makers"?

- Standards-based grading
- Personalized Learning
- Genius Hour
- Gamification
- Student-centered instruction
- Effective Technology Use
- STEAM
- Project-Based Learning
- SIOP

Thankful that I'm blessed to work with so many great people. Come July 1st, I'm going to miss them terribly.

Which means, that starting July 1st, I need to make new connections, new networks, and meet new people.

As I'm moving from one place to another, I'm calling on others to "Continue the Work".

troypatterson.me/2021/04/12/co

*Sigh* sorry for the typo:

What email would feel like in real life.

I've talked about doing something similar once the pandemic allows us.

I'd just have someone sitting at a desk ready to do something important and have a variety of people run in with "replies" to an email that do not pertain to that person.

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I am a K-12 creative arts teacher who would like to follow more K-12 teachers.

Boosts requested, please and thank you. :boost_ok:

Hm. Thinking of taking a "gap year" and working on, well, working for myself.

I may be exploring creating consultant opportunities revolving around actually using tech for learning.

This would be quite the stretch for me.

Indeed, it is very fascinating to interview the person who is going to replace me.

They are pointing out things that they want to improve.

It's an odd feeling. An almost "here is where you have failed and I'll be better" situation.

If you want to see if a hat works 

it has to go on ahead.

Sometimes bombing an interview may turn out to be a good thing. I know that I didn't do well, but I got absolutely no communication after the interview.

I sent a follow-up email as well. No response. Not even a "Thanks, but we are going in a different direction".

Some of their answers to my questions did not align with my beliefs.

I get the feeling that this would not be a good match for me.

I'm working on a blog post about how picking devices is about 20% of the solution for technology in education. Unfortunately, legislators and lots of others think it is 100%.

I really stink at interviewing for jobs. I need to fix this, ASAP.

So, on to learning and practicing interviewing.

wife's death & health issues, details for a pinned toot because it comes up often enough. 

Kelli was diagnosed with FSGS when she was in 3rd grade. It's a rare disease that basically makes your kidneys fall apart. Most/all of her other issues stem from that.

When I met her, she was on the tail end of her 2nd transplant. She lost it before we were married. She was nervous on our wedding day because she had to come from dialysis to the church and didn't want to get blood on her dress. (continued..)

! I can move forwards with writing. Yay! Still edits to do, but I can move forward.

Perhaps some teachers would be interested in these conferences in

- Giselle Jhunjhnuwala & Charlie Koch "Gamifying education the libre way" libreplanet.org/2021/speakers/
- Victoria Schuster, Dryden Wiebe & Vala Vakilian. "Plom: Paperless Open Marking" libreplanet.org/2021/speakers/
- Javier Sepulveda Sanchis. "Remote education: My children's freedom and privacy at stake" libreplanet.org/2021/speakers/

We're moving the publication I edit to OJS this year and I'm so excited. An actual publication system! For actually managing submissions!

Oh guess what my dudes, I submitted a conference abstract today!

It's for this: ipa2021.net/call-for-papers/

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