#CultureEd-Culture First, Culture Always! This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend and present at the ASCD Empower 18 Conference in Boston. It was an awesome three days of learning and connecting with educators from all around the world. The three keynote speakers were Dr. Joe Biden, Mandy Scott, and General Colin Powell. … More ASCD #Empower 18-Reflections on Culture, Serving, Our Normal, Salt, and Learning
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My Story with Twitter Chats My story with Twitter chats starts a number years ago. I started off slowly. I did what most other people do and “lurk” during a few chats. When I saw a question that I felt comfortable enough to answer I finally took that leap. This took quite a while for … More My Why For Twitter Chats
Who Needs Walls? The second strand from #NPC17 that I’d like to share focuses on different learning spaces. This blog will focus on our plan moving forward as a building more than reflection piece but will highlight key learnings I took from 3 great educators. During the #NPC17 I was able to attend the session … More Moving Out From Behind Your Walls
I had the chance to attend The National Principals Conference that was held in Philadelphia earlier in the Summer. After leaving the conference and reflecting back on everything I heard from all of the great speakers three major trends stood out. Over the three blog posts, I will highlight these three main strands with a … More Thoughts and Opportunities from #NPC17 Part I
Innovation and innovative teaching, like many other words that enter the educational realm, have become buzzwords. These words often get associated with the new technology tool that a school or teacher comes across. Technology in education is constantly changing, therefore, I want to remind you that innovation and innovative teaching can stand on its own … More Just a reminder…Innovation isn’t about the tool!
As you look around your school you know that you are surrounded by well-educated individuals who know a thing or two about a thing or two. You have experts in math, reading, social studies, language arts, science, music, and the list could go on and on. The problem is we often do not know about … More Building an Environment of Experts Through Badges
Each of us can think back to one day this week, this month, or this school year and pinpoint something that really made you think, this is why I am here. Hopefully, you know what that spark is that I am referencing. We experience these sparks throughout the day, throughout the weeks, and throughout the … More Finding Your Spark
As educators all around the world get into the swing of the school year we also are working our way through new programs, initiatives, and ideas that have surfaced since the previous school year. As a professional working in the field of education, we realize that our job entails working with change on a daily … More IT’S NOT THE TOOL OR PROGRAM, IT’S THE PERSON
I started a recent learning session by stating my only goal is that you leave more excited than when you walked in. I hope the same for you as you are reading this. I hope you are more excited about your passion, whatever that is after you are finished reading this. I had the opportunity … More How Will You Share Your Passion?