Having a “Can Do” Attitude…

I have had the unique experience of transitioning from Middle School as an instructional coach to Elementary as an Assistant Principal. If you put a kindergarten parent side by side with a parent of an entering middle schooler, I am sure their fears and concerns would be very similar. One thing I think educators andContinue reading “Having a “Can Do” Attitude…”

Anyone Can Do a Training, No One Can Tell Your Stories…

  In the last two days of July my district hosted an amazing Professional Learning Event called #TechnoPalooza 2014.  There were amazing presentations by myself and others both within my district and outside of my district. As I moved on from those two days and reflected on the learning, connecting, and collaboration that took place,Continue reading “Anyone Can Do a Training, No One Can Tell Your Stories…”

What is a #growthmindset?

Recently a fellow colleague, @LisaDegnan1 and #newbie blogger (Blog: Teaching and Learning With and Through Others) shared the excitement of self-directed autonomous professional development. Lisa Degnan and Husband With her permission I am “re-blogging” her post titled “Best Summer Professional Development” “Have you ever written curriculum?  Looking at the standards, breaking down the TEKS, andContinue reading “What is a #growthmindset?”

Genius Hour… a process

In early May I jumped in with both feet and tried the “Twitter-trending” concept of “Genius Hour.” It was a learning process throughout the “pilot.” My students loved it and I can’t wait to share with others the concept of “Genius Hour.” There are a couple of things I learned in this process: 1. SurprisingContinue reading “Genius Hour… a process”

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