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So just what is Everyday Future Ready?

It has taken me almost six months to finally post something meaningful to this blog. I have started a couple of time but have fallen into a rut or hated what I wrote. To be fair, it is my only blog so I have very few excuses as to why I have not been better about writing. I finally surrendered to the notion that I did not have anything to say. But that is the alternative truth. Taking the first step was holding me back. I wanted to have a witty and clever title to this blog. Everyday FutureReady seemed like a winner. It is catchy. Short and simple. Kind of fun to say when you do so out loud. But what exactly was the purpose of the title and hence the blog itself. Then as I was reflecting on a wine tasting trip my wife and I went on a couple of years ago to Sonoma it hit me. This place was to be my everyday red wine. A wine you can enjoy on Tuesday. Not super complex or overly sophisticated. No tannins or or legs or hints of peppers to decipher and restate in my own words.

Thus came the notion of Everyday FutureReady. This is a place to document the work that is being done at Beaver Acres Elementary School through the eyes of the teacher who was brought along to help facilitate this movement. My goals for Everyday FutureReady is to document the work we have done, curate and share instruction resources and strategies and hopefully provide a map for other schools looking to do the same thing we have. I hope to add plenty of "How to" and "Don't ever do" reflections for others to learn from. My ultimate goal is to provide a window into the work that we have done and let other teachers, schools and their communities know that becoming a Future Ready School is something everyone can do. It takes work and time. But to be Future Ready does not require a masters in computer science nor the title futurist in your job description. It takes teachers who are committed to helping everyone of their students succeed, who are passionate about their instruction and are willing to try the digital tools that will take student engagement to the next level.

So, I finally have my post. Let's add to it...  


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