Category: change

Supporting Our New Teachers

I’ve been meeting with our school based new teacher mentor about  planning impactful on-boarding experiences for our newest teachers, both to the profession and the building. This is her first year in the role and she wants to make sure she does a good…

#edcampldr NC – Connecting and Learning to Improve Leading

July 10, 2015 promises to be a historic day of learning and connecting for North Carolina educators! Friday July 10th, we are hosting the first ever Edcamp for School Leaders! Edcamps are not new to North Carolina – for years, dedicated educators have been…

NC Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning Address

Last week, it had the privilege and honor of being invited to the final meeting and end of year banquet of the first cohort of the NC Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning [NCDLPDL]. This cohort and event was organized by the NC Principal…

School Leadership 3.0: Make Your Tools Mobile

This is a picture of my office desk. I’ve also made it the background for my Twitter profile. I was inspired to take this picture after a teacher visited my office and she immediately remarked about these tools that cluttered about my desk [this…

Why Does Algebra HAVE to be at 11:34?

Our current schedule is a 7 period day. We have been working hard to transition to a modified block. Our leadership team has been involved in a great deal of planning and communication to make sure that this transition is seamless to our organization…

One of My Defining Days

I had one of those days this week that helped remind me why I became an educator and why I’ve always worked with kids. The Meeting Wednesday, at our principals meeting, three of our assistant superintendents met with me and four other middle school…

Middle School Schedule [5]: Intervention and Operations

   The transition next year is about  bettering how we teach and how students learn, those are first and foremost. Our discussions in SIT and leadership focus on how this move will significantly affect those areas and change what we do. One opportunity created…