Category: Innovative Leadership

We are Always 2 Questions Away…

Earlier this week, we got a call to one of our teacher’s classrooms to get some help in dealing with a ‘disruptive’ student. When I arrived, the teacher greeted me at the door with a very perplexed and slightly frustrated look on her face. She…

Informal Learning at its Best

This weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in an edcamp held at the Rowan-Salisbury School district, @EdCampRowan. Months ago, I received an invite to give the opening talk. I have shied away from calling it a keynote because keynote doesn’t fit the motif of an edcamp – I am calling it…

Weekly Bookmarks from @mccoyderek 2.01.2015

Developing a Deep Understanding of Math Classroom Quality of Life: Stopping Conflicts Before They Begin 5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able to Do On YouTube 3 Great Resources for Creating Engaging Presentations New- Edmodo for Parents App is Now Released Great resource here!…

Strategies for Coaching Teachers to Use Formative Assessment Tools

Formative assessments are an essential part of instructional design. Formative assessments give teachers a glance at the level of understanding students have of a particular topic being taught. We like to focus on the value formative assessments bring in determining if something needs to…

Weekly Bookmarks from @mccoyderek 11.30.2014

Top 10 Reasons to Start using Google Drive in the Classroom A must read for teachers and school leaders 4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers Important YouTube Tip for Teachers and Presenters Start and stop YouTube vids during your presentation when you need…

Weekly Bookmarks from @mccoyderek 11.09.2014

Tons of Great Resources to Help You Use Social Media in Class – Great links here to help you get started! Excellent Tool to Create Rubrics for Your Class Successful Parent/Teacher Conferences Tips on what parents and teachers want and should avoid to have a…

Takeaways from #PAESSP14

A week ago, I had the honor of being invited to the PA Elementary Secondary School Principals Conference 2014 with fellow Digital Principal Daisy Dyer Duerr, @daisydyerduerr. We had the pleasure of leading a couple of talks on digital tools in their Tech Learning…