Get out of the way! Last week while visiting a friend at his school he told me about the hoops his co-workers had to go through for what should be a simple process. Honestly, I was a bit shocked at the red tape required of teachers simply trying to do what is right for students. … Continue reading Getting Out of the Way – #BLOG365 Day 217
I've said it before and I will say it again...when I am struggling for a structure, working to define a goal or an outcome for work within my practice as an educator, I UbD it out. So, when I was working on defining the work of curriculum teams a while ago, I had to … Continue reading UbD It Out for Collaborative Teams- #BLOG365 Day 208
To all those teachers out there. Today as I chatted with some teacher colleagues I relayed a story of an interview question I was recently asked. If you could go back to teaching, what kind of teacher would you be now? I have considered this question a lot. Over the years I have learned a … Continue reading Thank You! -#BLOG365 Day 199
On Saturday morning you will usually find me at yoga. Hot yoga, to be precise. Sweating my week away. But, this morning, with family in town, I wasn't able to get away so I climbed out of bed early to join #satchat. #satchat is one of my favorite Twitter chats and today's topic was the … Continue reading Start Right Now #satchat Highlights – #BLOG365 Day 195
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhJIFC8xkY I love the message of this video from Android and I think it has important implications for us as educators, both in the classroom and in our practice as part of a school community. There is beauty in diversity. Which piano do you want your school to be?
I put a lot of pressure on myself as a parent, a professional, and an individual. I have always been this way and I don't know why. I consider myself to be pretty driven. I ask a lot of questions. I strive to be a better person each day. I embrace my mistakes as learning … Continue reading Why I Do What I Do-#BLOG365 Day 189 #IMMOOC
In the south we love cafeteria food. When I was a child my grandmother took me to Morrison's or S&S at least once a week. We pushed our trays along the line, picking and choosing from an assortment of options. In the south we like unlimited options, but reserve our right to be picky. We often … Continue reading Educators Are Kind of Like Cafeteria Line Patrons- #BLOG365 Day 186 #IMMOOC
I am so excited to be carrying the CTQ Baton this week. Follow @ctqbaton on Instagram to join in on the fun! Each day I will be posting photos of classrooms, collaborating with colleagues, working with students, and participating in events. Basically all the things I am passionate about as an educator!
Risk-taking Audacity Leaps of Faith Risk-taking Stepping Forward These are all words I have been considering lately. Last night I got a Voxer message from a friend. In it he said he was proud of me for taking a risk. He said "It's one thing to talk about taking a risk and another to … Continue reading Stepping Forward-#BLOG365 Day 179 #IMMOOC
Last weekend I had the opportunity to join in the fun at the #Empower17 video booth. I had no idea what to expect. When I sat down to be interviewed one of the first questions I was asked was "what do you think of when you hear ASCD?" A few thoughts came to my mind. … Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m Glad to Be a Member of @ASCD – #BLOG365 Day 176 #empower17 @ascdempower