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A teacher who has a huge passion for teaching, learning, and teaching some more!


This is the #PowerofaPLN

Engage – Empower – Impact

I am Danielle Reyes ~ Edtech enthusiast and AVID advocate

Middle School ELA, Social Studies, and AVID Teacher, AVID Coordinator, AVID Staff Developer and Consultant, Google Certified Trainer, and lifelong learner!

Here to inspire you and spark ideas with tips, tricks, and tech tools!

Recent Blog Posts:

Relationships Before Rigor: 15 Ways to Build Classroom Community and Celebrate Our Students in Person and Online

The title says it all. Relationships have to come before the rigor. It goes back to Maslows over Blooms. You have to think heart ❤️️ first before brain 🧠. In my seven years of teaching and learning from my fellow school and district colleagues as well as various professional learning experiences, I feel I haveContinue reading “Relationships Before Rigor: 15 Ways to Build Classroom Community and Celebrate Our Students in Person and Online”

eBinders, eNotebooks, and ePortfolios with Google Sites: Students Collect, Reflect, and Recollect their Learning Story ðŸ“–

The Why: Collect, Reflect, and Recollect. A student portfolio is a wonderful way to allow students to showcase what they’ve accomplished and also reflect on their progress and make future goals going forward. While one of the main reasons for an “eBinder” is to collect work, it is so much more than a file system.Continue reading “eBinders, eNotebooks, and ePortfolios with Google Sites: Students Collect, Reflect, and Recollect their Learning Story ðŸ“–”

Family Insight Questionnaire, Student Surveys, and Contact Log with Google Forms and Sheets

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou One of the most powerful things an educator can do at the beginning of the year is collect meaningful information from families and students. An online survey using Google Forms or Microsoft Forms allows you to captureContinue reading “Family Insight Questionnaire, Student Surveys, and Contact Log with Google Forms and Sheets”

Vision Boards and One Word Goals to Kick-Start the New Year

“The most important thing to maintaining a habit is getting buy-in from yourself.” -Adithya Chakravarthy At the start of a new school year and/or new calendar year, teachers and students can kick-start their goals by creating vision boards and one word goals. It’s important to note how important the journey is and not just theContinue reading “Vision Boards and One Word Goals to Kick-Start the New Year”

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