Embracing the Opportunity: Making Learning More Personal

Earlier this week, I watched a news report about a mother and her concerns that her autistic son was not getting the support he needed during this time of stay at home learning.  She was very specific about her concerns…

A New Opportunity – Walk-Thrus in Our Digital Spaces

I’m so happy to see all the posts on social media from principals who are joining classroom discussions between teachers and their classes. It’s heartening to see that this crisis isn’t keeping school leaders from carrying out what I think…

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 - Teach from Home]. Our B.O.E. created an option for teachers to work at home on snow days…

Knowledge vs Intelligence: A Discussion for Digital Learning Age

I came across this article  some weeks ago - Does knowledge matter in the age of Google? http://buff.ly/2brmg2N.  Heads up, the first couple of sentences may be slightly bothersome to some but bear through it as it gets to the heart…

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…

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…