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
Last week, it had the privilege and honor of being invited to the final meeting and end of year banquet of the first cohort of the NC Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning [NCDLPDL]. This cohort and event was organized by the NC Principal and Assistant Principals Association [NCPAPA]. The goal of NCDLPDL is to… Read More NC Distinguished Leadership in Practice for Digital Learning Address
I’ve had some recent conversations with some of my PLN members about how digital tools are helping me make a difference in my practice. Its always an honor to share some aspects of what I do with others. Its gives me a great sense of community to engage in these real, share conversations but I… Read More Digital Tools as Difference Makers – Your Blog
A recent Twitter post inspired a great exchange between me Jennifer Marten,@jenmarten. I wanted to share this conversation because it epitomizes what effective educators are about. Effective educators should be about learning new information that will make a difference in their schools or classrooms and making sure that students in classrooms reap benefits as well.… Read More Its About Learning AND Sharing
This past month, we had the opportunity to participate in another great community event that really highlights the best of working in schools and serving kids. When I first arrived at Spring Lake Middle, I was told about several strong, impactful, long standing community relationships that have made a difference in our school and community… Read More Making a Difference in Our Communities
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 in designing how we teach to affect student learning outcomes. These… Read More Education 3.0