I’m going to be honest. This post is literally popped into my brain about 5 minutes ago. It wasn’t pre-planned. It wasn’t carefully lined out. It wasn’t something I have been thinking about for weeks. Instead, this post is completely spontaneous and unfiltered. So, let’s see how this goes. Times are a little crazy right… Read More The Kids Are Watching
Is anyone else looking around asking, “What the heck just happened?” Maybe it’s just me – but, man, it’s been a weird week. I’m not going to get into the conversation about COVID-19 and my personal beliefs or thoughts. At this point, none of that matters. It just doesn’t. What matters now is asking an… Read More Remote Learning Strategies
Years ago, I read a book called How Full Is Your Bucket while I was attending graduate school for my administrative services credential. Although it wasn’t technically an “education” book, it was probably one of my favorite books of my master’s degree program. In this book, the author talked about the “magic ratio” of positive and negative… Read More Focus on the Positives: A HyperDoc Activity
Over the last month, I haven’t written as many blog posts because, well, life has been busy! The first semester of my first year as a Vice Principal ended, the holiday season was upon us and we sold and bought a new house. Life is regularly a bit busy, however, throw in the move of… Read More We Can’t Do It Alone
I’ve been sitting on this post for three months or so. I’ve gone back and forth on whether to write it or not because I often worry about how things will be read. Will my message be received the way I intend? Will I come off too harsh? Too hypocritical? Too egotistical? Too much of… Read More Dude. Be Nice.
I ♥ Weekly PD is a weekly Google Slide Deck where I share tech tips, instructional strategies, articles and motivational videos. I share this Slide Deck on a weekly basis with our staff – so feel free to steal for your staff, too! Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 8 Date: October 7 – October 11… Read More I ♥ Weekly PD: Volume 1, Issue 8
I’ve been fortunate to work for a district that values deeper levels of learning. For years, I have been challenged to think about the depth of 4 C’s within the lessons that I taught. It challenged me to be more creative and more thoughtful about the lessons I designed for students. It challenged me to… Read More Breaking Down the 4 C’s
As I entered this school year, one of my goals was to continue to stay up-to-date on the latest educational strategies, tools, and news. Since I am no longer in the classroom on a daily basis, I want to ensure that I continue to grow as an instructional leader on my site. More importantly, my… Read More Ready to Share Weekly PD!
A year ago, I was introduced to an app called Marco Polo – and I quickly fell in love with it. Marco Polo is “a video communication app that helps you feel close, even when life gets busy.” Need an analogy? Imagine that Voxer and Google Hangouts had a baby. Well, that baby would be… Read More Marco? Polo!
Last week, I started a new position as Vice Principal of a middle school in my district. I’m so excited to begin this journey and feel blessed to be working with some amazing individuals. As I move into this role, I’ve been reflecting on all of the experiences that have led up to this opportunity.… Read More A Million Little Things