Reform Symposium Online Conference – FREE!

Have you signed up for the FREE Reform Symposium Online Conference? I have! It takes place Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31 and looks AMAZING! There will be something for everyone!  Just think, where else would you get leaders in education presenting for 3 full days – on countless topics?  The days are jammedContinue reading “Reform Symposium Online Conference – FREE!”

Leadership Abilities Quiz

I was reading the headlines in a Scoop.it newspaper online today called, Leadership in Distance Education.  It is basically a newspaper that highlights recent blog posts written by people in leadership positions. Some of the headlines of the posts were quite interesting and included titles such as, “Leadership Theories” (OK, maybe that is not that interesting), “100Continue reading “Leadership Abilities Quiz”

Pinning Your Way to Pro-D

Professional Development is really everywhere and anywhere you want to look!  I realized this when a few friends introduced me to Pinterest.  This is a website where you have a number of themed virtual bulletin boards that you fill with items from different websites.  If you like something, you simply “pin” it to your appropriateContinue reading “Pinning Your Way to Pro-D”

Prezi! Prezi! Prezi!

Wow!  I finished my first Prezi!  This is a great presentation tool that can be used for any audience. I designed this prezi for the Grade 5 classes who I will be teaching Health and Career Eduction to in the fall.  It is an introductory prezi that gives the students an overview of Health and CareerContinue reading “Prezi! Prezi! Prezi!”

More Tech Resources

In the past couple of weeks, I have done a lot of exploring and learning online.  I am amazed by what I find and what is now on the internet.  I can’t believe I have seemingly been missing out on so much. As a way to document my own learning, and, hopefully, inspire some newContinue reading “More Tech Resources”

Resources to Check Out!

There are so many cool tools online for educators and parents. These tools are great for integrating technology into your classroom/home.  I am going to talk a bit here about a few of the tools I’ve learned about and explored.  All of these tools are new to me within the past week.  Yah, I feel like I’ve beenContinue reading “Resources to Check Out!”

Containing Myself

I am so excited about my new learning.  I have read so many articles/blogs, explored different websites and webtools.  I know I have a lot more to learn, but I am excited about what I have been learning and finding so far. It’s great to learn new things and find new resources, but, to really makeContinue reading “Containing Myself”

My 1st Wordle

Another VP introduced me to Wordle today (Thanks, Erin). She uses it to analyze the words she uses in her blog. It is a very interesting concept because it really shows where your emphasis is in what you write on your blog.  The words you use most often in your posts are larger than the wordsContinue reading “My 1st Wordle”

Courage to Make a Difference

As I reflect on my time as a vice-principal, I recall an important moment.  It stuck out for me at the time and made me realize that I was becoming stronger in my ability as an elementary school administrator.  It was after one of the first beginning of the year meetings I attended with the entire staff ofContinue reading “Courage to Make a Difference”

Teachers Must Entertain

The other night, as I read A Framework for Understanding Poverty, by Ruby Payne, I found some of the Hidden Rules Among the Classes very interesting.  Payne says that “the bottom line in generational poverty is entertainment and relationships” (pg. 41), This intrigued me.  Relationships I can understand, but really, entertainment? She  describes a situation where teachers are very concerned aboutContinue reading “Teachers Must Entertain”