Sunday, December 12, 2010
Welcome to iTeach. iCoach. iBlog.
1. Teaching - I teach Senior and Sophomore English at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, KS. I am constantly searching for new and effective strategies to improve as an educator and share with my students (or my "guinea pigs" as they affectionately like to call themselves when I tell them we are trying something new).
2. Coaching - I coach football and am the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach at Olathe Northwest High School.
I have been heavily influenced by the Air Raid Offense made famous by Mike Leach at Texas Tech, and QB Guru Darin Slack.
3. Technology - I am a proponent of all things Web 2.0, and finding ways to incorporate it into my lesson plans to improve student learning. I am also a member of our building Teacher Tech Team, and I am passionate about helping teachers learn how to use new technology tools in their classrooms.
In the spring of 2009, I discovered Twitter and the power of Professional Learning Networks (PLN). It completely changed the way I approach my job as an educator and coach.
I am going to ask my students to begin their own blogs next semester. I figured that if I am going to talk the talk, then I better walk the walk. I am going to blog alongside them about the things I am passionate about.
Hopefully I can give something back through this blog to all of the people I have learned so much from.