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 that values innovation and change to better the lives of students… Read More Teach from Home
Teaching is one of the most fulfilling professions ever. Ask any teacher who’s had a previous student return to talk fondly about their time in the classroom and you’ll know what makes this job so rewarding. But along with this fulfillment comes some of the greatest challenges – committing to lifelong personal growth and professional development… Read More Lowered Expectations
James Pittman, the technology facilitator at West Rowan Middle School, shared this article with me about a digital/thinking shift happening at AT&T. Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else http://buff.ly/1QfahPt Randall Stephenson, Chief and Chairman at AT&T, has laid out a new, clear vision for where the company needs to… Read More The Realities of Learning, Unlearning, and Relearning
I took this picture last week in our media center. As I began to ask questions about what was going on, I was inspired to share some thoughts in this post. How important is it to you to have things happen a certain way? In the picture above, this student is not in trouble. He simply… Read More How important is it to you..?
Teaching is hard. Change is hard. We regularly ask teachers to make difficult adjustments to their practices. Change talks come from all levels, central office, building administrators and from the teachers themselves. If we are going to commit to relevant and rigorous learning, we have to commit to real, regular and honest conversations with ourselves,… Read More Be That Teacher
Our current schedule is a 7 period day. We have been working hard to transition to a modified block. Our leadership team has been involved in a great deal of planning and communication to make sure that this transition is seamless to our organization and that our teachers are supported and prepared for change. I’ve… Read More Why Does Algebra HAVE to be at 11:34?
I had one of those days this week that helped remind me why I became an educator and why I’ve always worked with kids. The Meeting Wednesday, at our principals meeting, three of our assistant superintendents met with me and four other middle school principals regarding a STEM program sponsored by Fayetteville State University. This… Read More One of My Defining Days