Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Assessing the Lesson!

The best crafted lesson plans, to paraphrase Robert Burns, often go awry, unless we assess as we teach. In my Teachers College Tech 290 class, I had a feeling my class … Continue Reading →

SJCOE Tech Conference 2016: Teacher Geek is Chic with FREE Microsoft tools!

Thank you for joining my session on FREE Microsoft tools at the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s 2016 Tech Conference! Here are the resources promised and more! Remember, the … Continue Reading →

Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Introducing the Lesson!

Why do the best ideas seem to come to us right before school starts in the morning? While putting the finishing touches on my hair for the day, I suddenly … Continue Reading →

Hacking the Classroom Can Transform Learning!

Standardized testing was just around the corner, and my students were starting to worry. Beyond the usual nerves all students get when it’s time for a test, my students were … Continue Reading →

Connecting, Communicating & Collaborating Globally at #BLC16

If you attended #BLC16, hosted by Alan November every year in Boston, MA, you enjoyed a plethora of amazing sessions and keynote speakers as well as some engaging BreakoutEDU sessions! … Continue Reading →

Teacher Geek is Chic! at CTA North 2016 – Uncommon Creativity!

Teacher Geek was Chic and Uncommonly Creative at the 2016 Good Teaching Conference North in San Jose, California, April 16th! Here is the PDF of today’s presentation, and please feel … Continue Reading →

Teacher Geek was Chic and Uncommonly Creative at #CUE16!

What a pleasure to have about 200 of you amazing #CUE16 educators at my “Uncommon Creativity” session! Remember, you can find the PDF of my presentation on this website. Just go … Continue Reading →

Dunbar named Assembly District 12 California Woman of the Year by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen

KRISTIN OLSEN Assemblymember, 12th District FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allison Wescott March 14, 2016 (916) 319-2012 Olsen Names Education and Technology Advocate Tammy Brecht Dunbar as 12th Assembly District Woman … Continue Reading →

Liberating Genius in Action! – A Three-Part Series of Our Journey into Accepting Our Genius

  The Room Nine Kids have had a transformative trimester as we worked our way through the amazing 20 walk-up lessons to Genius Hour found in Angela Maiers and Mark … Continue Reading →

What Does Your Classroom Say?

Check out my newest post on the Bam! Radio Network Blog! During this Spring Break, I’ve been thinking about that kidney-shaped table in the back of my room.  Designed to … Continue Reading →