Today I was talking about what got me started on the #BLOG365 journey. I talked about the Lead Like a Tree activity that I wrote about here so when I got home I pulled this image up to see how I was doing on the goals I set for myself back in July. Goal 1: Get … Continue reading Am I Leading Like a Tree?-#BLOG365 Day 178
This weekend at ASCD's Empower 17 conference Deb Delisle shared this quote from Jill Biden during the opening session. As she shared it, you could hear the collective agreement of the 7,000 educators in the room. You could feel the comfort we all felt being in a space with others who understood this sentiment to … Continue reading Who I Am-#BLOG365 Day 173
Last night I was cleaning out my Google Drive and I found a video I had done for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in which I demonstrated a quick object-based learning activity. The video was only four minutes. Each day at the beginning of class we began with an object observation activity where students "read" … Continue reading Using Video to Improve Instruction – #BLOG365 #sschat
Yesterday I participated in a webinar through ASCD hosted by Steve Gruenert. School Culture Recharged: Strategies to Energize Your Staff and Culture focused on the book by the same title and presented strategies for making school culture an ally. One question from the webinar keeps nagging at my brain: how does your school define the concept of "improvement?" … Continue reading What is Improvement? -#BLOG365 Day 153 #IMMOOC #ascdl2l
Last week I did a blog post for ASCD Inservice. I love this info graphic created from my writing. Check out my post, Unleash the Power of Objects in Your Classroom, here.