Power of Educators

Sometimes, I think we as individual educators do not realize the ultimate power we have over what we do. Oftentimes, I think that we wait for others to lead us and to show us what is out there. Don’t get me wrong, learning from others is essential. Collaboration in today’s world is imperative. What weContinue reading “Power of Educators”

New Uses For the Old Planner

Recently, I read a tweet from a fellow district administrator: This tweet made me reflect upon my own use of the traditional student planner when I was a classroom teacher.  I taught primary grades – many of which included teaching the youngest learners – students in Grade 1.  We had the typical student planners andContinue reading “New Uses For the Old Planner”

Don’t Look Up

I do stairs regularly as part of my exercise regime. Today, I did a set of stairs that were particularly difficult. They were steep and seemed to go on forever. 176 stairs down and 176 stairs up. It was the UP that was hurting me today. I’d get about one third of the way upContinue reading “Don’t Look Up”

David Warlick Preview

David Warlick (@dwarlick), author of blog 2 Cents Worth, is visiting our district tomorrow for the second time this year. In October, he talked to us during one of our Engaging the Digital Learner evening sessions.  His session was entitled, “Cracking the Code of 21st Century Learners”.  Indeed, something we need to do. Together. IContinue reading “David Warlick Preview”

7 Month’s of Learning Wordle

Wordle is a very interesting and fun Web 2.0 tool to use. It is great for brainstorming, demonstrating learning, and even for projects about a topic.  I have used it as a reflection tool as well. A short time after starting my blog in July, 2011, I ran the URL of my blog through WordleContinue reading “7 Month’s of Learning Wordle”

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”

Confession

I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. Over the past few months I’ve been doing a great deal of learning online and that has been so very exciting!  It allowed me to start the year very excited and pondering the impact technology would have with the students I teach at my new school.Continue reading “Confession”