My Word for 2015

Many educators have been reflecting on 2014 and making plans for 2015. In doing so, many have chosen one (or more) word to be their focus for this year. This word reflects what they feel is most important in their own growth – both personally and professionally – for 2015. When I reflect on 2014Continue reading “My Word for 2015”

4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media

There are so many reasons why I believe that it is imperative that educators and leaders in education be involved in social media, in one form or another. It really has been some of the best learning (if not the best) I have done in my almost 20-year education career!   There are many educatorsContinue reading “4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media”

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”

Inspired

The other day, I was asked a question about who inspires me. What a great question! I could go on and on for hours about all the people who inspire me each and every day.  As administrators, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with many people: kids, teachers, education assistants, parents, communityContinue reading “Inspired”

Learning From My Kids

I’ve really been enjoying my time these past couple of weeks.  It’s been nice to “get away from it all” and just take some much-needed time to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate. I had some lofty plans on getting caught up with work (are you *ever* really caught up?). While I did get a few thingsContinue reading “Learning From My Kids”

Educational Change: It’s Personal

We had our first session of the Engaging the Digital Learner dinner series last night.  It was a great night with Dean Shareski as our main speaker (which I hope to blog about more in the coming days). First of all, though, I wanted to share the closing words and thoughts, by Elisa Carlson (@emscarlsonContinue reading “Educational Change: It’s Personal”

Study Group – Parental Engagement

Our district does a great job promoting professional development from within.  There are a number of opportunities for us as administrators (as I posted here).  I am involved in a Study Group focusing on 21st Century Learning and Engaging the Digital Learner.  We are concentrating our discussions right now on the book: Leading 21st CenturyContinue reading “Study Group – Parental Engagement”