Madison Summer Daze

Summer Daze Infographics: Building Independence & Agency @ Home

Every weekend, one of my daughters wakes me up early, 5 AM early, to ask me if they can play.  And every weekend, I...
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Leave Unstructured Play Unstructured, Please

  In a conversation about homework and unstructured play, we find an assumption that unstructured play happens outdoors. What about children who live in apartments?...
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Yes or No is the Wrong Question

We were posed a question.  Yes or No?  Defend it. We defended it.  Die hard defended it.  To the point of emotive words and...
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Did we forget the Why behind unit design?

We fooled ourselves. Created a false narrative.  Told ourselves that if we wrote Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings, planned assessment using a GRASP framework...
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What about the Scenic Route?

Wiggins and McTighe use a brilliant airplane metaphor to address the need for planning. They state that when a pilot wants to fly to...
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Intro-Extro-Intro

For years I have scored off the chart as an introvert. I’ve taken the official MBTI three times at three very different points in...
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Storytelling Quests

Excited to be presenting a shortened version of our Digital Storytelling Quests at the ISTE DSN Playground this month. Check out the original webinar...
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Coach as Change Agent

Excited for ISG to be featured on coaching guru Stephen Barkley’s blog… Coach as Change Agent  
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Learning not Evaluation

We’ve embraced learning walks as a tool to build collaborative culture, learn and grow together, share practice and reflect.  Beginning with literacy, we have...
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Info-tastic

My latest love…infographics.  Here’s my first attempt with many more to come!