Author Archives: briancookeducator

About briancookeducator

Husband, Daddy, teacher, #Mountaineer, coach, and aspiring school leader | Thoughts are my own.

Middle school drones deployed

When opportunity knocks, it’s important to jump on it and I saw a similar opportunity this year that I didn’t want my students to miss. The local television station was promoting its newly trained drone operators. People were being paid … Continue reading

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Unleashing Problem Solvers

Pass me the pipe cutters. Be careful. You want to get the measurement just right or it won’t be balanced when it stands. I’ll hold it steady for you. The conversation above was a typical day when students were working together … Continue reading

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I have a good idea Daddy…

My daughter is the typical Pre-K student. She talks nonstop about everything her teacher does in school. Every small thing is major in her eyes. She sings every song to Moana at the top of her lungs. She is sweet, innocent and … Continue reading

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Middle School teacher epidemic

  As rain drizzles down upon the heads of youthful spirits entering Ocean City Elementary School, parents and students are hand-in-hand entering the building. Students embrace teachers waiting for them inside the corridor and friendly exchange of words between parents … Continue reading

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Power of Home Visits

    Reflecting upon current or past practices is the by far the best learning moments a teacher can take to improve. As I am in the midst of the final term of the school year, I am reminded of all … Continue reading

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Preparing Digital Leaders in Higher Ed Course

  Delivering course content to colleagues — some younger and some older — can be viewed as a monumental task. Passionate, maybe too passionate, about the content could not overshadow the goal of preparing digital leaders the evolving educational landscape they are … Continue reading

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Challenging Aspiring Digital Leaders

Education is one of the most uncomfortable professional fields. One will never know everything they need to know because the field continually changes along with the students. Technology tools follow along the same line of thinking as educators must embrace … Continue reading

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