How do we sustain lasting change?

Change management is a common phrase.  So is the adage, “Don’t keep doing something just because it’s the way we’ve always done it.”  So, let’s assume you are leading a group, school, district, or company through a change.  What steps do you take to sustain focus, and maintain the route to lasting change? 1. Initial

3 Takeaways from Intentional Reflection

When I was a classroom teacher I tended to reflect “on the fly.” I’d take a quick assessment and make adjustments on teaching materials, strategies, and temperature of the class. I’d either reteach or make notes for changes for the following year. When I attended professional development opportunities, I’d often reflect through the conversations I

EdTech Comfort Zones – From G Suite to Office 365

What is your preferred platform for regular digital work? What makes it your favorite? I learned how to use Microsoft Word and Appleworks (yes, I’m old) in high school. I continued to use those tools for basic word processing tasks through my first few years of teaching. At some point, Appleworks went away. Not a

Professional Development is a Team Effort

I am not an introvert.  I don’t just go up to random strangers and start conversations, but I am definitely no introvert.  I love hanging out with my family and friends, but I’m mostly energized by spending time with other educators who “get it”. I love meeting someone new who is excited about where education