Excited About Learning

When I was teaching my French class on Thursday, I was struck by something a student said.  I try to greet my French students in a way that makes them feel valued and, in turn, help to ensure they like to be in my class. I figure this is the first step to them learning,Continue reading “Excited About Learning”

Inspiring Educators and Great Pro-D.

Currently, our school has 10 iPads.  We have also ordered another 28 (which I am kind of kicking myself now about since the iPad3 will be out in a matter of days). When these arrive, we will have a full 30-iPad-syncing cart and 8 additional iPads for non-enrolling teachers and support staff.  Each of ourContinue reading “Inspiring Educators and Great Pro-D.”

Things to Remember for 2012

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”

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”

Life Long Learners

The district in which I work is an amazing district, full of truly dedicated educators and people who really care about kids.  They want to make a difference.  And they do. Each and every day. Last week, I blogged about the wonderful initiatives being provided to the administrators in our district: study groups, independent studies,Continue reading “Life Long Learners”

Leading the Millennials

As part of my professional growth I am involved with a study group of administrators. We are focusing our growth in the area of technology and 21st Century learning and education.  We have chosen to read Leading 21st Century Schools:Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement as our first book on which to focus our learning. IContinue reading “Leading the Millennials”

Exciting Things are Happening

We have such an exciting, innovative district!  I am so excited about what the future holds with our district.  Let me share a few initiatives that were shared with us at our admin meeting on Wednesday. Administrators can choose to be involved in a variety of different opportunities, which include: Study Groups – we’ve alwaysContinue reading “Exciting Things are Happening”

Engaging the Digital Learner – Part 1

The first night of the Engaging the Digital Learner dinner series planned by our District Helping Teachers was this past Thursday night (September 29).  What a great event! It was a full house (well over 100 people), full of excited, enthusiastic, and caring educators (teachers, administrators, district staff and senior management) who want to makeContinue reading “Engaging the Digital Learner – Part 1”

Preparing Students for the Future … Not the Past

In October, David Warlick will be speaking at a dinner series about Engaging Digital Learners that will be happening in our district this year.  So, when I came across this video tweeted by @Smacclintic I was interested and intrigued. In it, there are some powerful messages about the future of education. David Warlick ends the video talkingContinue reading “Preparing Students for the Future … Not the Past”

Exciting Times

I’ve been at my new school for over a week now – organizing, working on schedules, planning, and participating in professional development, and, most importantly, I’ve been getting to know, and building relationships with people in my new school. In the past week, I’ve started to get to know the principal with whom I willContinue reading “Exciting Times”