This past weekend, I got the privilege to present two NEW sessions at CAPCUE Survivor. Thank you to all of you who joined me in these new trainings. Many people think it is too hard to get our littles to create, but it is completely possible. In my last post, I shared ways to establish student agency with littles. Setting up student agency is an essential first step in getting our littles to create. After that, we need to consider which tools we use when working with littles.

In my upcoming book, TRANSFORM: Techy Notes to Make Learning Sticky, I…

Yes, creating with our littles using technology can be a difficult task, but it is not insurmountable.

Many people believe that creating with our youngest learners in elementary school is a task that cannot be conquered. They think it takes too much time and end up having our youngest students only consume using tech tools.

Every time I hear these sentiments, I want to stop the person speaking and correct them. Yes, creating with our littles using technology can be a difficult task, but it is not insurmountable. Like any task, it requires scaffolding a little at a time.

Building a Foundation

Yes, trying something new can be scary, but sometimes, we just need to jump in and get started.

Last week, I was so excited. I woke up and my one of my teacher dreams finally came true.


I had a whole day ahead of me with no work that I had to do. As I was contemplating all the things, I could do, I noticed that there was a Clubhouse discussion for edupreneurs happening at 9 AM.

For those of you who don’t know what Clubhouse is, it is a synchronous audio platform where people…

As I shared in my previous blog post, I have been feeling better than ever in 2021. Using my #oneword2021, I have been working hard every day to embrace my “TRANSFORM” mindset. But even with that being said, I am realistic enough to know that life is not without struggle, especially as we approach the year mark since COVID 19 changed our worlds. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend FETC 2021 virtually. Being able to access an event like that from the comfort of my home was amazing, but what was even more…

We can persevere and thrive, take some time to reengage, remember our why, connect with others who inspire us, and remember that we are not alone.

As I reflect over the past month, I feel better than ever. During the fall, the combination of contracting COVID-19 and exhaustion truly wore me out. I would come home and lose myself in the world of Netflix, unable to do much else. I would wake up every morning tired and not want to get out of bed. I would beat myself up for this behavior, which would create a self-perpetuating cycle. …

It is truly amazing what you can achieve when you reach past the fear and truly believe in yourself, love yourself and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.


It seems hard to believe that I am 42 days or 6 weeks into my #oneword2021, TRANSFORMATION. As I shared in my previous three-week post, I wanted to take my 2020 strides as I CHALLENGED myself to TRANSFORM. But even more than that, as I planned my transformation, I wanted to invest in the unknown, uplevel myself, and grow in amazing new and unexpected ways as 2021 began.

In doing so…

When most of us think of March, basketball is one of the first things that comes to mind. As a proud Terrapin alumnus, I can say without a doubt that I always enjoy watching March Madness games — especially when my Terps play well.

But this March, my focus is going to be very different. This March, my calendar is full of presenting at some amazing conferences across the country. With so many conferences available at our fingertips this year, it can be overwhelming to figure out which to attend. So for my Valentine’s gift to all of you, I…

I am the author of my story and I get to write it every day.

This past week, I participated in Lindsay Titus’s Mastering Me Master Class. This free three-day experience was truly transformational, which made it perfect for my #oneword2021.

If you can’t tell, I am a huge Lindsay Titus fan. In a world where negativity abounds every time you turn on the TV, all of us need to focus on loving ourselves more and making sure our actions align with our beliefs. Participating in this three-day class helped me supercharge this mission.

What is Your Foundation?

In my #oneword2021, I focus on…

In the past 2 years, my life has completely changed and I attribute a lot of that to blogging.

Wow, it has officially been two years since I started blogging on my website. What started out as a way for me to share some ideas has come such a long way since then. In the past 2 years, my life has completely changed and I attribute a lot of that to blogging. Blogging has given me a way to not only offer my voice, but share my story in ways that I never imagined when I first pressed PUBLISH.


I focus on daily gratitude, but self-love?

Today, I participated in another SBTS (School-Based Technology Specialist) Podcast Club meeting. To prepare for this meeting, we listened to an episode of 10% Happier with Dan Harris where Karamo was interviewed about self-love. At first, I was skeptical of what takeaways I would have from this episode. I focus on daily gratitude, but self-love? I wasn’t so sure…

As I shared in my last blog post, I grew up in an environment where deficit thinking was the norm and paranoia was rampant. This led me to always try to fix things, never…

Debbie Tannenbaum

An elementary school edtech coach in Northern VA, mom of 4, dog mom, wife, blogger and writer.

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