I received a BS in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State University and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from William Woods University. I am a trained eMINTS teacher as well as a facilitator for the Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree projects.
I teach junior high social studies at Noel Elementary school in Noel, Missouri. I am also an adjunct professor for Crowder College where I have taught Foundations of Education, Technology for Teachers and a class on Microsoft Office.
METC in February 2011 on Comments4Kids, a blog and hash tag on Twitter that promotes the leaving of comments on student and teacher blog posts.
In June of 2011 I was a guest on The Tightwad Teacher podcast talking about how the internet allows us to experience the world.
In July of 2011 Paula Naugle and I presented on student blogging at The Reform Symposium.
I facilitated a session at #EdCampStL in February 2012 called Leave Your Technology at the Door.
I presented a session at METC February in 2012. The session was Differentiating Instruction Using Basal Readers.
I presented a session on student blogging at the Joplin Technology Summit in 2012. Here is a link to an article from the Joplin Globe where I am quoted.
I facilitated a session at #EdCampStL in February 2013 on playing ukuleles. It was a lot of fun to share my musical interest with my friends.
I am a 2013 METC Midwest Spotlight Educator and presented sessions on student blogging and student video reflections.
In September I presented a session on blogging for the Missouri Gifted Educator Conference and the MOREnet Conference in the same week!
I have been a guest on several BAM Radio education podcasts.
I am a moderator for #EdChat, the largest education chat on Twitter. It happens on Tuesdays at 12 and 7 PM EST.
I have co-moderated several Twitter education chats including #MoEdChat and #Patue
Strangely enough (thanks to Dr. John Strange) I have a scholarship award named after me at the University of South Alabama. Go Jaguars!.
I am on the #EdCampMagic Planning Committee
I am a Den Star and a Fablevision Ambassador and a member of the Been for Education Advisory Board.
I am a member of the Council of Peers for the Bammy Awards as well as a Bam Radio 100 Most Influential Voices of 2014.
Because I have a tough time keeping my opinions to myself, I regularly posts on:
Mr. C's Class Blog
My blogs Mr. C's Class Blog, Comments4Kids, and my former professional At the Teacher's Desk have all received nominations for the Edublog Awards.
When I am not in class I can often be found on Twitter, following the University of Arkansas sports programs, reading, playing video games, or at church. I also like to listen to music, podcasts, and audio books. My new hobby is playing this ukulele, which I am sharing with my class.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org