I was hoping to do more blogging over this holiday season, but, as you can see, that just didn’t happen. With my entire family being sick, Christmas shopping and the festivities that followed, and now the planning of birthdays (my baby turns 1 tomorrow and my other two have birthdays in January), things have beenContinue reading “Things to Remember for 2012”
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Study Group – Parental Engagement
Our district does a great job promoting professional development from within. There are a number of opportunities for us as administrators (as I posted here). I am involved in a Study Group focusing on 21st Century Learning and Engaging the Digital Learner. We are concentrating our discussions right now on the book: Leading 21st CenturyContinue reading “Study Group – Parental Engagement”
Are “Wants” Necessary?
Our school has done an amazing job collecting donations for a number of our most in-need families this Christmas season. It was quite a wonderful, rewarding experience for everyone involved. The generosity of the staff and some local businesses overwhelmed the parents who we supported this holiday season. If I had to speculate, I wouldContinue reading “Are “Wants” Necessary?”
Office as Punishment Vs Understanding
As administrators, we are often responsible for disciplining children. When students misbehave, they are often sent to the office. There are many ways administrators can deal with children when they are sent to the office. The office can be seen as a venue of punishment or of care and understanding. Office as One ofContinue reading “Office as Punishment Vs Understanding”
Apply Confused About Apps?
Where to Start List You now have your new iPad, but are now looking for some good apps to download. It is very overwhelming searching through the itunes App store. Here are some recommended apps/links for you to get started. Some of the links on this page were included on our District wiki for Administrators.Continue reading “Apply Confused About Apps?”
A Time of Giving
This season brings a variety of emotions for individuals – both positive and negative. Some have memories of the Christmas season that are not the greatest. Worse than that, for some, Christmas is a painful time. For some, getting together with family during the holiday season can be very stressful. In contrast, for others, theContinue reading “A Time of Giving”
Powerful Student Engagement
All 4 of my classes completed their 100 Minutes of Genius this week (my take on Genius Hour). It was a powerful experience for all of us. Here are some things I noticed: Students didn’t need any direction. Students knew what they wanted to learn about. Students were self-motivated and excited. From the moment theyContinue reading “Powerful Student Engagement”
Powerful Digital Discovery
This past Thursday afternoon/evening, our district hosted our first of three, Digital Discovery sessions for administrators for this school year. I am fortunate to be one of the Digital Coaches for this series. What a night it was. There were over 200 administrators and other district staff who actively participated in the evening. You couldContinue reading “Powerful Digital Discovery”