Thanks, Leadership Day 2011

Leadership Day 2011 has become very inspiring!  So far, there are 76 blog posts listed that talk about Technology and Leadership in one way or another. I have read a few, but look forward to read many, many more. One blog post that I read tonight really spoke to what I wrote in my ownContinue reading “Thanks, Leadership Day 2011”

Differentiated Instruction or Personalized/Customized Learning – That is the Question

I attended John T. Spencer‘s session entitled, Customized Learning, at the Reform Symposium on the weekend.  It is quite amazing how inspiring a person can be in 30 minutes!  But, he was, just that, inspiring. He talked about “empowering the students to take ownership over their own learning.” I discussed his session in a previousContinue reading “Differentiated Instruction or Personalized/Customized Learning – That is the Question”

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”

Pinning Your Way to Pro-D

Professional Development is really everywhere and anywhere you want to look!  I realized this when a few friends introduced me to Pinterest.  This is a website where you have a number of themed virtual bulletin boards that you fill with items from different websites.  If you like something, you simply “pin” it to your appropriateContinue reading “Pinning Your Way to Pro-D”

Containing Myself

I am so excited about my new learning.  I have read so many articles/blogs, explored different websites and webtools.  I know I have a lot more to learn, but I am excited about what I have been learning and finding so far. It’s great to learn new things and find new resources, but, to really makeContinue reading “Containing Myself”

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”

A Brief, But Meaningful Encounter

Currently, I am returning to work following maternity leave after having our 3rd child at the end of December (2010).  I have just recently received my next placement as Vice-Principal in my district.  This is very exciting and I am really looking forward to the opportunity.  More on that in future posts…  As you can imagine, afterContinue reading “A Brief, But Meaningful Encounter”