Our school staff has reason to be grateful when it comes to available technology in our school and to our access to bandwidth. Our school division does put both as a priority for student learning. Even though we have many devices and we have the bandwidth to provide us access, a lot of what we… Continue reading No More Excuses
I have been doing a lot of thinking this week about teaching practices and how we often underestimate the abilities of our students when we do not allow them to have a strong voice and a lot of choices when it comes to their learning. I spent my Saturday yesterday with a group of students… Continue reading Taking the Step Back
I believe I might drive people around me crazy with my talk of books. I am always collecting books, reading books, talking about books and sharing books. Reading is such an important aspect of my life, I just can't help myself. I am inspired to write this post by my latest book, "Passionate Readers," written… Continue reading My Reading Identity
So many great words...what should I choose? After much thought and consideration, I have picked what I consider the perfect #oneword for my 2018. The word I picked is "renew." The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word "renew" as "to make like new: to restore freshness, vigor or perfection. One of the reasons I picked the… Continue reading #oneword2018
The title of this blog post is a reaction to a very interesting and motivating chat I was part of this morning. I drag my butt out of bed every Saturday morning before 7:30, throw some coffee on and join #leadupchat because I am so inspired by the conversation and the people who gather there.… Continue reading How Do I KNOW?
One of the things that I have always been frustrated with is my inability to express the passion I have for innovation in education. I can remember the first time my eyes were opened to new educational ideas while taking my Master's Degree and taking a course by Alex Couros. I felt way beyond my… Continue reading Spreading the News!
I have learned so many things since becoming a school administrator 8 years ago. One of the most important lessons that I have learned is to respect the reality that teachers are all at different places in developing their craft. They are certainly at a different comfort level with using technology and with reaching out… Continue reading What is Innovation Anyway?
In my last post, I already mentioned my need to get back to my passions. The next logical step seemed to be to put down in writing what my passions actually are. I just finished reading "Lead Like a Pirate" by Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf. If any book can take you back to your… Continue reading Getting Back to My Passions-Part 2
If I could use one word to describe my attitude in the reflection of the school year it would be "uninspired." It shocks me to say it, and I certainly do not blame it on anyone but myself. What I realize now is I allowed myself to slip back into a place I vowed never… Continue reading Recharging the Passion