This last year I really honed in on my #oneword2019 FOCUS. When I first began this intense emphasis on being focused on a few things, I believed that my output and work would be less, but the quality of what I did would be better. What I didn’t realize was that by having focus, IContinue reading “My #OneWord2020: Wholehearted”
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My 2019 #oneword- FOCUS: Yes, It is a Revisit!
So, here we are and I have never known so clearly what my #oneword should be… FOCUS. Funny thing, it’s been my word before. At first, I thought about changing it. I mean, who has a #oneword twice, unless they really sucked at it the first time, right? And then I really started reflecting.
Bridging the Gap…
I wrote this three years ago. I am not sure why I didn’t post it then, but as I read today it is still relevant. Thank you to my readers for indulging me with this “hidden” post from the past. 🙂 I’m in my second year as an Instructional Technology Coach. I think about myContinue reading “Bridging the Gap…”
What Does Failing Forward Mean?
Recently at a social event a person quizzically stated to me, “I bet you are glad to see the school year almost over.” I hesitated and then responded, “I feel like there is so much I still want to do that I thought I would have already accomplished. So I guess I am a littleContinue reading “What Does Failing Forward Mean?”
A Quarterly Review: Progress, Process and Persistence
It has been 3 months since I posted my New Year’s post #beUncommon. We all set goals, but what makes those goals achievable is revisiting them and assessing if we are making progress to meet them, what is the process we are utilizing to work toward those goals and what level of commitment… in manyContinue reading “A Quarterly Review: Progress, Process and Persistence”
ROLE Reversal Observed
A few months ago I was introduced to the ROLE approach via a discussion with 7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher, Sara Hutson. She had been talking with friend and fellow colleague, Kat Julian, an 8th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher at Coppell Middle School East, from Coppell I.S.D.. After Sara shared her contagious curiosity about thisContinue reading “ROLE Reversal Observed”
When we “Be Brave”…
We all have celebrated the moments when we inspire our students. In those same moments we have become inspired as well. Often the inspiration takes us on a journey through the reflective epiphany of a fear to take a risk with something or a realization that we have purposefully avoided a challenge. However, in theContinue reading “When we “Be Brave”…”
The “E” in ePortfolio- A Reflection
This past fall our Superintendent shared with us her four main initiatives. One of them to have every student K-12 create a living portfolio that showcases student learning. The platform to deliver this… Google Sites. What happened next was a concerted effort by our instructional team to help train teachers, support students and intentional timeContinue reading “The “E” in ePortfolio- A Reflection”
Delivering a Message… the Power of Video
I have been participating in the #blogamonth challenge since January 1, 2014. I needed a “push” to keep me blogging, or so I thought. Then I realized, through the #blogamonth website I had more material to work from than I ever thought “worthy.” Which brings me to my first “video” that I share with teachers,Continue reading “Delivering a Message… the Power of Video”
How to Eat an Elephant…
As we begin fresh with a new year, I know many of us have recharged, reflected and refocused. We have personal and professional goals we have set for ourselves to better ourselves, better our world and better relationships. When my students are faced with a new and sometimes daunting task I always refer to theContinue reading “How to Eat an Elephant…”