DEN Star Educator, NTTI Master Teacher, Director of Educational Technology and Professional Development, former HS math teacher, avid RVer, baseball fan. ____________________________________________________ Becky received a BA and MAT in Physics from the University of Virginia while working as a FORTRAN programmer for the University's Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. After assisting in an NSF-funded summer institute for Physics teachers, she committed to a career in public education. Over two decades later, she has been a classroom teacher, instructional technology specialist, and central office leader working diligently to change the landscape of public education by ensuring choices are made as close to the learner as possible!
beckyfisher73 has written 5 posts for Cooperative Catalyst

Toilet Paper and (Instructional) Tolerance

This post was co-authored by @BeckyFisher73 and @ELeclere01.  So, which do you prefer – over or under?  Just how did that preference come about?  Is it really a personal preference or is it something you learned to prefer because of a significant other?  What do you do when you enter into a bathroom where the … Continue reading

Today’s High School Kids

This is cross posted from with the addition of the image. I had the great fortune to be at Educon 2.4 in Philly last weekend.  Let me go on record AGAIN that the Science Leadership Academy kids are awesome!  I spent the day with some of the most awesome kids on the planet.  They were running a conference for … Continue reading

Focus – a book written by Mike Schmoker

A few of us on Twitter started talking about the newest ASCD member book Focus and decided to start a Twitter book group.  You can read more about this and find out how to participate at

Connected Teaching Builds New Competencies and Expertise

When I started thinking about this post, I was kicking around the question “Can one be a ‘digital age teacher’ if s/he is not a ‘digital age learner’ first?”  Then, thinking of the shift from teaching to learning, I rephrased it to “Can a teacher support ‘digital age learning’ if s/he is not a ‘digital … Continue reading

It’s Not The Numbers That Will Change Schools: Principles for Principals

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Just imagine you are a school principal and you attend a meeting with the superintendent and other principals across your district.  You learn from the “accountability person” that a KPI (key performance indicator) for your district … Continue reading

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