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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 … Continue reading

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Tyranny of the Urgent

To say things have been extremely busy at my work would be an understatement. A HUGE understatement. We have been pretty bombarded with crisis after crisis after crisis. However, have ALL these things been REALLY urgent? As urgent as they have … Continue reading

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What My Inner City School Experience Has Given Me

This is going to be a somewhat personal post. I have been pondering this for quite some time and have finally decided to write about it and share. For the past 2 and one half years I have been the … Continue reading

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Importance of Scaffolding

In a recent discussion with a friend, we talked about meeting the needs of our highly diverse students.  We talked about the difficulties some people seem to have with understanding the need to scaffold work for students. The discussion reminded … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Battle of Technology and Pedagogy

First of all, I have a bit of a confession.  When I started on Twitter again almost 2 years ago, I didn’t deeply understand when I read, “It’s not about the technology.” Yes, I understood it on a surface level, … Continue reading

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Nurturing Learning Without Limits

A colleague recently shared with me a video about training fleas. She used it with her staff at the beginning of a professional development activity she was leading on differentiated instruction. What a great connection to differentiated instruction!   A … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pushing the Envelope

We are about to embark upon an exciting new school year! Our school received an Innovative Learning Designs Grant which 10 of our teachers are involved with. Those teachers formed small groups and wrote inquiry questions in April of last … Continue reading

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Be Curious

For the past three years we’ve taken a family road trip to Disneyland. Even though we end up at Disney, this vacation is much more than a Disney trip. We take our time driving down, stopping at many forests, playgrounds, beaches, … Continue reading

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