2020 Reflection

It’s safe to say 2020 was an arduous year. The end of the year is a time to reflect on the challenges, learnings, accomplishments, and goals for the new year. This year has been challenging, but after some reflection, the Connection Spot Team realized how equally wonderful it’s been to provide our followers with activities and resources.

The Connection Spot Team looks forward to continuing to share free “user-friendly” resources and activities with new-found energy and passion in the new year. Listed below are five of our top posts from the year. We wish all of our followers a happy and healthy new year.

The Calm Spot

STEM at Home

Expressing Gratitude

The Importance of Play During Stress

Toilet Paper Roll Slides

By Mr. Bower

As Robert Louis Stevenson would have it, finding treasure is swashbucklingly exciting. X Marks the Spot was the place where the treasure was located on maps often leading to exciting adventures. and experiences. Welcome to our treasure of resources, the Connection Spot, where exciting adventures and experiences await your family. Just don’t click the “X” or you’ll close out the site!

I have 17 years of elementary teaching experience, and I have been a part-time instructor at my alma mater for over 10 years where I teach instructional technology to pre-service and practicing teachers. I am also an educational consultant for the Source for Learning where I facilitate OK2Ask and MySciLife professional development.

I have presented nationally, and various publications have cited my teaching practices. Most recently I published a collaborative article on using social learning to make real-world connections in science for Science Scope magazine.

I live in Lancaster, PA with my wife, six children, and our dog, Nittany. Working on my family’s farm, reading, and spending time with family are a few things I enjoy outside of work.

- BSE Elementary Education, Millersville University
- M. Ed. Language and Literacy Education, Millersville University
- M. Ed. Learning, Design, and Technology, Penn State University

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