Put the Devices Down If you’ve ever been to one of my sessions, you know I want teachers to feel empowered to put aside devices–or use them to design opportunities– to teach, talk, and play with their students.  I attempt to model this in my own classroom.   Currently, I am home on maternity leave and struggling to practice what I preach. Being Present as a New Mom Two months ago, I had my first child.  Before Nouarie’s birth, I knew that I would have to decrease my use of technology to care for her. I read Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise aRead More →