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February 11, 2016

Is Your Seesaw Off Balance?

Since our roles aren't clearly defined anymore, we must allowed to set our boundaries and actually ask for help when needed. After all, a see-saw will never be balanced with only one person, it needs the weight of someone else to balance it out.

February 09, 2016

Truly Listen: Solutions May Follow

There are many obstacles to creating truly collegial environments, but if we take the time to truly listen, our ability to get to that place quicker is more likely. Open communication where colleagues and students feel heard can only inspire deeper understanding of the needs of each person.

February 02, 2016

Your Educational Journey: Is It Time to Evolve?

Both fearful to leave the comfortable and even more fearful of getting stale or bored. Boredom is where passion goes to die. But what if, all this questioning and waiting is the sign? Only you can know, but there is a big education world out there and sometimes it's better to take the risk.

January 31, 2016

Why It's Time to Elevate and Celebrate Teachers and Teaching

Educators need to be appreciated; it makes all of the challenging parts of the job easier.

January 17, 2016

Student Generated Discussion Spawns Meaningful Learning

If we're brave enough to relinquish the control of the questions that dominate and often quell depth of learning among students, they will dive in and take over and even surprise us. They won't be fearful of not getting the right answer because they ultimately aren't looking for one answer when they ask, but rather an open-ended thoughtful experience to share ideas.

October 08, 2015

Differentiate PD for Optimal Teacher Engagement

Just because we've grown up and work as professionals, doesn't mean our learning has ended.

September 17, 2015

When Change Is Necessary, Implementation Is Everything

When making successful school-wide change happen, it is important to consider how the changes are implemented. Blanket expectations with minimal preparation make work for some, but it likely will create an adverse effect in many. Read on to consider a possible solution to get more people on board with that important change.

July 07, 2015

Fear of Leaving the Classroom

What do you fear most in moving forward in your educational career? I'm afraid to leave what I do well for something untested, but I'm also excited by it. Read on about the new opportunities coming and how to overcome those fears.

June 23, 2015

Imagining an Educational Tomorrowland

Caution! Read this post only if you care to dream about possibilities... Dare not think about all that can't be done, but rather how we can move toward what can. If we can think it, we can do it. Enter at your own risk.

June 21, 2015

Thank You Daddy For Always Believing in Me

Dads can be crazy and why shouldn't they be, raising kids is hard work while trying to grow up themselves. Why not give a shout out to the men in your life who have served as fathers or father figures and made a special impact?

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