ASCD #Empower 18-Reflections on Culture, Serving, Our Normal, Salt, and Learning

  #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

Thoughts and Opportunities from #NPC17 Part I

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

Just a reminder…Innovation isn’t about the tool!

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!

Finding Your Spark

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

IT’S NOT THE TOOL OR PROGRAM, IT’S THE PERSON

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