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August 08, 2017

Create Mindful Rituals to Alleviate Stress

There are plenty of times throughout the school year when the stress can become unbearable. If we create rituals that help with routines and stress, the better able we will be to cope with the challenges as they arise.

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.

May 08, 2017

Teacher Myth: Teachers Can Prepare for Everything, All the Time

Life is unpredictable and so are the events in a classroom. We can certainly have a toolkit of skills and strategies ready to be used, but believing this will save us from potential failure at times is foolish. We must accept that taking risks will promote big possibilities but might not work out as planned.

February 16, 2017

Using Data to Determine When a Do-Over Is Necessary

There will be times when scrapping what happened altogether may be the best plan and just starting over or moving on and then circling back at another time, but more often then not, it's worth it to just pause and reflect. These moments can yield a great deal of learning for everyone, including us.

January 31, 2017

5 Tips for Successful Tech Infusion in Your Classes

The same way teaching is an art and not just anyone can do it, teaching with tech takes knowledge and creativity and a willingness to take risks in order to explore learning differently.

January 26, 2017

Educators Want Voice and Choice in Professional Learning

Adults can often be the hardest students to please, ironically. We don't alway behave the way we'd hope our students would and sometimes teachers and administrators can be the worst offenders. However, if we make the learning personalized and continue to adjust as needed, the flexibility and choice will go a long way.

January 12, 2017

Stranger in a Not So Strange Land

And I'm certain that as more time goes on, my skill set will be used more efficiently and I will be able to help more kids through more teachers. How has listening helped you become a better member of your school community? Please share

January 05, 2017

Balancing Parenting and Educator Responsibilities

My son is my absolute favorite person in the world and he deserves my love and attention more than anyone else, but I also love my career. How can I possibly be a great and present mom when my son needs me AND also be available to my school and the larger educational community when they need me? What I struggle most with is knowing when to switch hats. When is it okay to put me first? When is it necessary to put my son first and how can I provide for both teachers and students when they need help too?

December 23, 2016

Who's in Charge? Make Co-Teaching Relationships Seamless

Great partnerships can really benefit students. What is the best part of your co-teaching partnership? What do you struggle most with? Please share

November 03, 2016

Celebrating Teachers and Teaching, New York Style

#ECET2NY914 will kick off this weekend as a part of the growing trend of regional ECET2 (Elevating and Celebrating Teachers and Teaching) convenings happening all over the country. Participating in events like these is a unique and inspiring experience, but in addition to participating this year, I'...

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