Category: pln

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…

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…

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…

A Review – My iPad Improves My Administrative Functions

I was inspired to write this post after visiting one of our classes where students were using iPads to complete an assignment. I asked a group of kids how they like working with the iPads and did it help with their work. All three…

Your Toolbox

I had a great, reaffirming conversation with another administrator in my school district @CumberlandCoSch.  At a  scheduling workshop for secondary schools, I met up with Dan Krumanocker and Troy Lindsey, principal and assistant principal of Douglas Byrd High School. A couple of months ago,…

iPads and Google Forms for Classroom Observations – Team Solution

 The Spring Lake Middle Instructional Leadership Team had a great collaborative growth experience with the Cumberland County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Team.     The CCS C&I Teams makes regular visits to schools to observe classrooms and give feedback to the principal and/or other…

Skyping In – #GRESA Conference

   Last week, I had the great opportunity to Skype into the conference with a good friend of mine from Georgia. Rod Smith, @IAmRodSmith, is the Director of Technology and Communications for Griffin-Spalding Schools. I contacted him earlier to get his help with an…