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”

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”

Playing in the Admin Digital Sandbox

The district in which I work is a very innovative district. We have been focussing on developing important skills like, communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in our students. To truly have any possibility of that happening, it is important for teachers to understand the importance of these skills and be exploring them for themselves.Continue reading “Playing in the Admin Digital Sandbox”

If I Can, So Can You

OK, here it goes . . .   I’ve got a bit of a confession to make. I’ve been connected (online, with twitter, blogging, reading blogs, etc…) for almost a year and a half, but I still feel like a novice. A complete novice at times.  Let me tell you a story…. At the schoolContinue reading “If I Can, So Can You”

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”