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September 05, 2017

Hopes for a New School Year

As my nerves bubble up and ready myself for bed, I request that each of you willingly share what you learn along the way and ready yourself to share your awesome wisdom as we continue to travel on this journey together.

September 03, 2017

Changing the Way We Think About Assessment

Assessment needs to be about students goals, student performance, student reflection and student self assessment with the teacher as an essential coach or facilitator in the process.

August 26, 2017

Stepping Through the Looking Glass

Eager to meet my new colleagues and learn about the school culture, I'm diving head first into my new position. Instead of fearing what is beyond the title, I'm embracing it.

August 22, 2017

On the Precipice of a New Adventure

So as I run into this new position, I do it with the same vigor and excitement I did for teaching. Eager to make a good impression and do right by the teachers and students I will be working with and really help to participate in the change in my new school community.

August 06, 2017

Develop Community Partners to Increase Student Learning

Read how Dr Robert Dillon builds ties with the community to enhance real, authentic learning experiences.

August 01, 2017

From Teacher to Leader: Shift Your Mindset

Education is at a pivotal point right now and too often, educators make excuses for why change isn't happening as it needs to be. More teachers need to step into leadership positions to share their unique expertise and experience.

July 30, 2017

Have a Clear Vision as a Leader to Enable Success

Visions and missions are living parts of a functioning school community and we must treat them with care and clarity. As new leaders and community stakeholders get involved, it's appropriate and necessary to make adjustments. Make sure your vision is more than an idea created in isolation decades ago, make sure it is the lens through which important decisions are made for the betterment of your kids.

July 27, 2017

Great Leadership Starts With Humility

When you reflect on the kind of leader you are or the one you'd like to be, how would you describe yourself? How would others describe you?

July 25, 2017

Teachers Shouldn't Work in Isolation. Kids Need a Team.

We must share our challenges and our successes and always strive to be a community of collegial learners who create the most welcoming environment for our kids.

July 20, 2017

Have Confidence, You've Got This

Learning is exciting and nerve-wracking, but mostly exciting. I will take this most recent experience with me into my new job as I get to know my colleagues and start to develop relationships with them that is going to require a fair deal of trust. Change always requires trust. What do you need to feel confident when trying new things or old things that you haven't done in a long time?

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