Be Kind to Yourself

It was Friday morning and my classroom was empty. The students had just left with the teacher who helps them exchange their library books for the week. A few minutes after my students in Grade 1 and 2 left the class, in walked in another student. He was a few minutes late and had hisContinue reading “Be Kind to Yourself”

Where are the Women Keynote Speakers?

Where are the Women Keynote Speakers? This post was collaboratively written by: Jessica Johnson Melissa Emler Heidi Hutchison Iram Khan Kaye Henrickson               Tia Henriksen                              In a recent discussion in our Women in Leadership oxer group,Continue reading “Where are the Women Keynote Speakers?”

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 by leaders around the world every day for the past 8 years. You can viewContinue reading “Leadership Day 2014”

Spirals of Inquiry

Last year, many administrators participated in a couple days of learning entitled Leadership 360, spearheaded by our Deputy Superintendent, Jordan Tinney. It was an inspiring day that helped to focus the participants on what is really important, and, in fact, imperative in moving our students forward and improving student achievement: Assessment For Learning. As partContinue reading “Spirals of Inquiry”

Can’t Force Learning

I must be trying to get my head back into school-mode because everything that happens lately, no matter how small, makes me think about school, leadership, and learning. My last post here is one example. This morning, while relaxing in bed for a while too long, my 2-year-old wanted me to help him up onContinue reading “Can’t Force Learning”

My Formal Leadership Journey

One of the topics of #etmooc has been Digital Storytelling.  Telling stories through the use of pictures is a powerful way to share.  One of the Digital Storytelling assignments for #etmooc is to do a Five Card Flickr story. For this story, you are given 5 photos to choose from. You must pic one photoContinue reading “My Formal Leadership Journey”

Professional Reading for the Summer

Summer Reading I have bitten off way more than I can chew when I look at the books I have bought and downloaded to read this summer.  Oh my.  I thought I would share some of the titles here, and, hopefully, writing this post will hold me a little accountable and help to ensure thatContinue reading “Professional Reading for the Summer”

To Lead is to Live Dangerously

About 1 week ago, I began reading, Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading, by Heifetz and Linsky.  It was a recommendation that I think will be very beneficial and will help me as I continue to develop my leadership skills. Here are some powerful-to-me quotes from the introduction that struckContinue reading “To Lead is to Live Dangerously”

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”