Category Archives: Connections / Relationships

Dreams Take Flight

A week ago, I had the amazing opportunity to be involved with Dreams Take Flight. This is a non-profit organization that takes a plane full of needy/special kids (and escorts) to Disneyland for the day. Yes, Disneyland for the day. … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Share On!

“Together We Are Better” ~ John Paul Warren At home. With our administrative partnerships. With our teachers and Education Assistants in our schools. Among our relationships with district-wide colleagues. Within the community. With our world-wide #pln. Sharing matters.  We are … Continue reading

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Psychotherapist, Teacher, both or more?

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Brooks Adams This evening after a long, emotionally challenging day, and a hard set of stairs at 1001 steps I needed to just sit back and do something … Continue reading

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Importance of Story

As we start a new school year, I have been reflecting upon some of our students and how far they have come over the past 3 years. Many of our students who have shown the most substantial growth in the … Continue reading

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Too Positive?

    I have had some difficult times in my life. If you have followed this blog for the past three years, you probably saw a bit of a glimpse here and there into my childhood and some challenging times as … Continue reading

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Leadership Day 2014

Every year, on the anniversary of his blog, Scott McLeod from Dangerously Irrelevant, encourages educators to blog about effective digital leadership. As Scott states, “If leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen.” These Leadership Day posts have been written … Continue reading

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Global Read Aloud 2014

The Global Read Aloud is coming this fall (starting October 6 – November 14). For the duration of these 6 weeks, teachers will read aloud a book (or books by a particular author for primary-aged students). Learn more about the Global … Continue reading

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More Than One Path

Recently, while on vacation, I visited a playground with my three children (ages 9, 6, and 3). While I watched my three kids play I was struck by something that related not only to the varying developmental abilities of my three kids, … Continue reading

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#ISTE2014 Reflection #1

I am sure that I could write countless posts about ISTE 2014 (and I might just do that). It was an amazing experience which I am still trying to fully process. I’m really not sure I will be able to … Continue reading

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Importance of ALL School Staff

We talk about the importance of connecting with our students. We talk about how important those connections are for student learning and engagement in their learning. This is true for all students and these connections can have powerful impact on … Continue reading

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