Tag: leadership

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…

My UnCon Experience

Saturday July 12th, was a great day of learning and sharing for me! I had the distinct pleasure participating in a conference in Tennessee, learning from topic experts [some who have been part of my PLN for years, some I just connected with], was able…

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…

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,…

One of My Defining Days

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…

Middle School Schedule [3]: Support

   We have school leadership meetings twice a month in my current school district, Cumberland County Schools. The topic of one of our middle school principal break out sessions centered around our thoughts, vision and plans for our school schedules for next year.  …