Monday Made It - Blog Design!

I'm super excited about this Monday Made It! I've been working hard on learning the ins and outs of blog design. I am mid-process on creating a new blog design for my good friend Sarah's blog. Check it out and let me know what you think! I'd love for this to turn into something, but I'm still trying to figure out how I would get started and if there is even interest. 

Here are a few previews of Sarah's blog so far.

I love her blog button! What do you think?
Sarah's new custom signature

It's missing the background in this image which matches her blog button, but I just love how her header turned out!
I'm also really excited that I finally finished going through the entire 2013 Charlotte Danielson framework. Illinois adopted this as the official teacher evaluation tool beginning next year, and I need to get prepared as far as what I will need to build a portfolio next year. Now that I'm done with the book, I have a list of artifacts I can use for my portfolio and when I get a minute (do we have those?) I will be able to begin making some of the ideas I got while reading come to life!

It will have to wait a bit though. Only three more days until a much deserved trip to South Carolina! What have you been up to this week?


  1. Is it bad that I cringe when I hear the words Charlotte Danielson?? haha


    1. I don't think so at all! I probably could have finished the book sooner if didn't get me thinking about the overwhelming amount of things I need to do!

  2. I've got that Charlotte Danielson evaluation prep on my list of things to do this summer. Fingers crossed it won't be a nightmare!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

    1. I've gotten a sneak peak, but a lot of the teachers at my school still have little to no idea what it is. It definitely will be a lot of work!

  3. I teach in WI and we now use the Danielson Focus Model for our Educator Effectiveness. We were a full pilot school last year and I had the joy of uploading 12 artifacts for Domains 1 and 4. Good times! I am looking for a new blog design this summer, let me know if you are interested and what you would charge.