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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

Whether I'm working with students, teachers, or a group of administrators, it is important to me that my audience learns something they can use immediately.

Too often do we sit in a PD session while the speaker talks and shows us tools and strategies we can use on a screen. And while such sessions can be informative, I believe in learning by doing. This is why I design my workshops as making sessions. I want the educators in the audience to take a lesson plan or a digital artifact they can use the next day with them.

I have previously lead Professional Development sessions on creativity, technology, literacy, and giving students choice and voice. I am knowledgeable about the process of learning and teaching students how to learn, brain based strategies, flexible seating, collaborative learning, blended learning, and using educational technology to enhance learning.