Category: collaborate

The Need to Grow by Sharing

Recently, a new friend [John McMillan pictured below] and I had the great experience to deliver a presentation entitled ‘Collaboration for Continuous Improvement’ to principals in our district.

School Leaders and Influence

My definition and viewpoint of  school leadership have changed significantly from when I first walked into a classroom a little more that 15 years ago. Its evolved from a [mis]perception of the ‘battlefield general’ giving orders to my growing, changing understanding today of the…

How to Participate in Twitter Chats

Participating in Twitter chats is a great way to grow professionally and connect to and learn from practicing professionals and experts in our field. I’ve put together a couple of slides giving some information on how I participate in chats. I use two tools primarily,…

Education 3.0

There have been some great posts published recently outlining the shift from Education 1.0  to Education 3.0. Its not all about resources and tools. 1.0 to 3.0 is about a commitment to better practices, exploration, change and being willing to go back to formula…

Sharing GoogleForms Observations and Teacher Feedback

   Several weeks ago, the principals in our cluster got together and did an instructional walk thru in my building. This is the second one we’ve done in our district, the first at our cluster high school. This great talk inspired me to offer…

Spanish Quiz Bowl 2013 – QSM

Quien Sabe Mas!  Saturday March 9th was a great day at Spring Lake Middle School! We had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Spanish Quiz Bowl for all middle schools in Cumberland County! This was a first for me! This was a cultural celebration…

Middle School Schedule [6]: Book Review ‘Making Teamwork Meaningful’

‘If teams of teachers are going to accomplish anything of substance, they need regularly scheduled opportunities during the school day to collaborate. In addition, if a school truly want to provide differentiated learning experiences for students – the teachers need regularly scheduled opportunities during…