My Messages

Here I sit, pondering the first time I will meet my teachers and my students at my new school.  While I have met some of the teachers in passing, I have not yet met the students I will be teaching – Grade 5 Health and Career Education and Grade 6 – Physical Education. What isContinue reading “My Messages”

On Becoming a Teacher/Administrator 2.0

Over the next few days/weeks, I will be blogging about some of the Reform Symposium. I will write about some of the talks, keynotes, and panel discussions.  It was truly a wonderful experience and I am hoping to get some of my thoughts down about some of what I saw/heard.  I will include some ofContinue reading “On Becoming a Teacher/Administrator 2.0”

Inspirational

If I were to use one word to describe my experience with the Reform Symposium – RSCON3 (so far, there are still a couple of sessions left), it would be Inspirational! The presentations/keynotes/panel discussions which I was able to attend were absolutely amazing!  I only wish I could have attended more.  One of the bestContinue reading “Inspirational”

Go Slow to Go Far

My family and I went out for our evening exercise routine this evening.  Our three-year-old isn’t feeling the best right now, so he spent most of his time in the stroller, next to his 6-month-old brother.  He’s been feeling under the weather the last couple of days, so he knew he wasn’t going to getContinue reading “Go Slow to Go Far”

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”

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”

I Am a Plunger

About 10 years ago, I had 3 websites that I developed and kept up to date: Educational Links for Teachers, Poetry Pages for Teachers, and a Classroom website.  All of these have been taken off the net, unfortunately.  Not sure why I took them down, but I did.  I’m not even sure how I would goContinue reading “I Am a Plunger”

Learning To Tweet

Wow! Here I have been, venturing into the world of Twitter, without a clue of how I am supposed to Tweet.  There are certain ways people tweet with @ signs and # signs and names and tags and hashtags and mentions, etc…  Oh my. I still don’t know how to do all that they do withContinue reading “Learning To Tweet”

A Lesson Learned

As I get ready to start a new school year, at a new school, I am reflecting on my previous years experience as a Vice-Principal.  My mind is filled with so many questions.  What worked in my previous assignments?  What didn’t work as well?  What would I like my goals to be for the upcoming year?  WhereContinue reading “A Lesson Learned”