Nancy Reeves

Nancy Reeves

I was transplanted from a small town in Nebraska in 1974. Since then I've graduated from three local post-secondary schools, lived in four local communities (in three counties), worked in three more (in three counties), taught high school (Shaw High School - East Cleveland), and parented a daughter through pretty much the polar opposite school system (Manchester).

I'm a mom, spouse, chief medical researcher and manager for far too many complex family medical matters, and a Quaker.

To make ends meet I've been paid as a teacher (at multiple levels, in multiple subjects, and for multiple institutions), a seamstress, a reporter for the Suburbanite (the public meeting beat for township and school board meetings), an enrolled agent, and an attorney. For non-monetary compensation - but sometimes a lot more real compensation - I am a photographer and digital retouch artist for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and the local music booster's club, member of the local bike patrol, and caregiver for 0-3 year olds for a week once a year. Just for fun (or perhaps to find a place phones can't follow me), I occasionally go diving.

...and I'll be transparent about more of who I am as it becomes relevant to conversations I'm engaged in.

My Recent Activity

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Tom Miller: Equity issues always rear their head when computers are required outside of the classroom - and...

Tom Miller

I haven't heard much from current students about the flipped/inverted classrooms.  I did have some equity and connectivity challenges with my students when I taught high school  Many didn't have Internet access at home. ... Continue reading

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: The only reason they might know about it is if their teachers/schools are using it.  It isn't...

Andrew Samtoy

Do students even know about it, though?  

Unleashing Digital Learning

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: One of the most effective ways I have seen the internet used is to invert the classroom.  Instead...

Andrew Samtoy

I was initially skeptical about technology in the classroom, but after reading the Wired article, it seems that perhaps rather than using it as an AID for teachers, teachers, and computers, should be used as aids to... Continue reading

Beyond the Mask: History versus History

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Native Americans should be the ones whose feelings matter when the question is whether a...

Andrew Samtoy

On Twitter, Bob Frantz had a good point - he indicated that Native Americans should be the ones to decide if the Washington Redskins is racist or not, and that some research indicates that Native Americans are not offended... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to David Rosenberg: I thought there was both a time and response limitation, but hadn't gotten around to checking...

David Rosenberg

When I clicked the Edit link, made some edits, and then tried to save them, I got an error message reading as follows:   There were errors loading the edit form: Contributions cannot be deleted if they are older than... Continue reading

Tips and Tactics for Online Facilitation

I responded to Kim Crowley (Moderator): It compiles sometime before 1:58.  (My 1:58 post in the sandbox did not show up in today's digest.)

Kim Crowley (Moderator)

If I post a Summary at 1:59AM eastern, will it show up in the 2AM daliy digest, or is there a delay?

Sandbox for experimenting with the Civic Commons

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Testing compilation time 1:59

Nancy Reeves

Testing compilation time 1:58

Sandbox for experimenting with the Civic Commons

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Testing compilation time 1:58

Nancy Reeves

Smart alec...  

Sandbox for experimenting with the Civic Commons

I responded to Tim Erickson: Smart alec...  

Tim Erickson

I love your thoughts! Very persuasive!   :-)  

Experiences with Mental Health

I responded to David Rosenberg: A factor which I don't see (or perhaps it is implicitly included as part of life experiences) is...

David Rosenberg

Many factors can contribute to mental health problems, including: Life experiences, such as trauma or a history of abuse Biological factors, such as genes or chemical imbalances in the brain Family history of mental... Continue reading