Category: Innovative Leadership

#NCSNOWCHAT – Connecting and Innovating

What do you do during inclement weather? Read a book, catch up on some rest, catch up on work [I don’t think there’s a wrong answer here]. This break for me meant my wife and I wearing out our couch, catching up with some…

Weekly Bookmarks from @mccoyderek (weekly)

Great standout resources this week on blended learning, BYOD, and Twitter resources! BYOD: 5 Areas for Reflection and Professional Development – Darcy Moore’s BlogĀ – Reflective examination of the 1:1 implementation at @Darcy1968 school, including resources and policy. A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close ReadingĀ –…

Prepping our Middle Schoolers for a Blended Experience

Several weeks ago, we began some strategic planning to address a large class-number problem we knew we would be having in our upcoming second semester. The short description of our solution is that we would create a blended learning experience, using local resources, for…

Weekly Bookmarks from @mccoyderek

This is my first Diigo post to my blog! I’d like to thank Vicki Davis, @coolcatteacher, for her instructive post/video on how to make this happen! I’m excited – in addition to creating another level of sharing, I’m also [creatively] archiving some important finds….

Response to Jayme Linton’s 11 Questions That Need Answers

Jayme Linton is good friend and contributor to my PLN. Even though I received a similar Blog Challenge days ago, when I received this one from her, I was compelled to respond. These are all questions we have [or should be asking] to help…

My 100th Post!

I’m celebrating this milestone! When I started my blog years ago, I never thought about arriving at a specific number of posts. My biggest challenge was committing to this blogging to make worthwhile contributions. But now that I’ve arrived at 100 at the end…

Making a Difference in Our Communities

This past month, we had the opportunity to participate in another great community event that really highlights the best of working in schools and serving kids. When I first arrived at Spring Lake Middle, I was told about several strong, impactful, long standing community…