Category: Leadership

The Lives We Touch

Our Intervention Specialist and I had to do some home visits recently to check in on students we were pretty sure enrolled in our school this year but we haven’t heard from them, for one reason or another. We had several students to check…

Conditioned to Kink

Two recent conversations have come together for create a profound insight for me and my role as an educator and school leader. First three good friends, Glenn Robbins, Winston Sakurai and Bill Ziegler recommended a book, Leadership Isn’t for Cowards, in a great Voxer…

Conscious Efforts

I am going to make conscious efforts to.., Replace the word ‘students’ with LEARNERS; Replace the word ‘teacher’ with ‘Facilitator’, ‘Designer’ or ‘Inspiration’; Replace ‘school’ and ‘classroom’ with ‘Learning Environment’, or ‘Home’ or ‘Community’; Give the gift of ‘Yet’ more often’; Let people know…

Upcoming Virtual Learning Day

Last month, I proudly posted that our Board of Education approved West Rowan Middle to pilot Virtual Learning on Inclement Weather days [here –┬áTeach from Home]. Our B.O.E. created an option for teachers to work at home on snow days by making them optional…

#Edcucon 2017

I had the pleasure of serving on a panel discussion at Educon 2017 on Sustainability in Education.┬áThe other panelists were Samuel Abrams [author and researcher/truth teller], Renee Moore [teacher activist and truthteller] and the legendary Deborah Meier. Below is an embed of the panel…

Reflecting on FETC

My first FETC was last week and it was an incredible experience. I love attending conferences where there are plenty of opportunities for genuine networking and sharing and meeting up with friends, old and new! Its always an honor to present/share at conferences and…

Teach from Home

I often talk about the great things our school system engages in. Like a lot of educators who work for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, I am proud to be a part of the innovative endeavors our school system leads. Its great to work for a place…