Classroom Practices, Education, Leadership, Learning, PLC, PLN, Uncategorized

Purposeful Classroom Visits

Initially this year, my principal and I set a common goal: To get into classrooms every day. That seems like a no brainer, but as you know it is so easy to get caught up in the "stuff" waiting for you in the office and before you know it, it's 2:00 pm and the day… Continue reading Purposeful Classroom Visits

Classroom Practices, Education, Leadership, Learning, PLC, PLN, Uncategorized

Big Little Things

The sign you see here hangs in my living room. It greets me every morning as I stumble past on my way to the kitchen to get the coffee that starts my day. It welcomes me home every evening, that sign. Watches over us as we hang out, watching TV or eating or talking or… Continue reading Big Little Things

Classroom Practices, Education, Leadership, Learning, PLC, PLN, Uncategorized

Putting PLCs Into Practice

Putting Professional Learning Communities Into Practice on an Elementary Campus *Note: This post includes downloadable templates and videos of some artifacts I created, feel free to use anything you see! This year, we are focusing on PLC work. Focusing, as in, starting them up. Yes, we have had PLC time on the calendar. Yes, our… Continue reading Putting PLCs Into Practice

Classroom Practices, Education, Leadership, Learning, PLN, Uncategorized

Building Strong Supports

As the 2017-18 school year begins, I have been thinking about the idea of serving others. I wear many hats and each day finds me responding to the needs of many different people.  I am fortunate in that I get to work with students, parents, teachers and staff, fellow administrators, district personnel and community members… Continue reading Building Strong Supports

Classroom Practices, Education, Leadership, Learning, Uncategorized

Your School’s Vibe

Have you ever noticed how certain places just give you a good feeling when you walk in? Some places just feel good. It's nothing you can see, or touch, or even point to and say, "Yes, that right there. That is what's making this a positive environment". No, that kind of vibe can't be artificially created.… Continue reading Your School’s Vibe

Education, Leadership, Learning, Uncategorized

If You Don’t Feed The Teachers…

  It's February. Everyone is tired and stressed out. The students, the teachers....me....I know, I know. I'm not supposed to be. In a perfect world, or a perfect Twitter chat, or a perfect graduate class (and maybe even a perfect blog), I am persevering through this long stretch between January and Spring Break with energy, joy and zeal. I'm checking… Continue reading If You Don’t Feed The Teachers…

Leadership

Leadership Development Part 1: Effective Schools Correlates

  In just three weeks, I will begin my journey as a first year Assistant Principal. As part of my summer learning,  I am currently involved in some training which is providing me many great things to think about! This post will be the first in a series of reflections on this training. It will be… Continue reading Leadership Development Part 1: Effective Schools Correlates