If you have read any of my previous posts you know I often find professional/personal development nuggets in my everyday life. The same thing happened as I was watching my nine-year-old son play in his first game of the baseball tournament Monday night. Last year, in the younger league, his team won the tourney and were … More The Power of the Team
What kind of power is in a title, and what if we redefined the role of the teacher? I’m currently reading the book Blended by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker. Often when I read a book for professional learning, I skip around depending on the work in which I’m currently involved. Last week, I … More A teacher by another name…
When I interviewed for a newly-created position as the district curriculum director, the job description was five pages long. The last item said something to the effect of, “And anything else the superintendent assigns”. Ha! Uh, sure… The only people who ever saw that description were the ones who were being interviewed, the interviewing committee, … More Organized Leadership: Who should be around the table?
I’m a passionate person, in general. I use the word “love” a lot (read a post about that here). I fully enjoy good movies, books, wine, and chocolate (the list could go on and on, but you would get bored). Ten years ago, however, if you would have told me that I’d be super passionate … More Passionate People Don’t Settle
Integration, implementation, initiative…infusion. I’ve worked with many school districts who were moving to a 1:1 environment. Most of the time, they call it a technology integration- something teachers weave into their existing practice. Sometimes they call it an implementation- seen by teachers as one more thing to do. And sometimes it’s described more as … More Technology Infusion