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May 01, 2018

Be Flexible to Meet the Needs of a Group

Looking back on the experience now, I'm glad I was able to provide them an authentic opportunity to collaborate and I could facilitate their getting the work done. There is nothing I like more as a facilitator than watching a healthy team work together toward a common goal and then achieving the goal with a product that will make their lives easier. That's really what it is all about.

April 29, 2018

School Librarians Are Rockstar Resources

School librarians are vital to student learning as early as kindergarten. The exposure alone to books and experiencing the atmosphere young can really set up a positive connection to learning in all forms.

April 26, 2018

Finding the Right Fit: Hiring Good People to Enrich the Culture

Ultimately, when you meet an educator, you want them to be excited about the work they do. Teaching is such an amazing profession and there is always something to learn.

April 19, 2018

No Matter How Well We Do, It's Hard Not to Focus on 'That One Thing'

As I continue to reflect on my experiences this year, I will look deeply into my learning growth and challenges to set meaningful goals for the future and try not to be too hard on myself when things don't go my way the first time.

April 17, 2018

Leaders and Teachers: Let's Build an Agenda of Focus Together

The work of school leadership like the work of classroom educators is nuanced and more complicated than it seems from the outside—I can truly appreciate that now from both sides.

April 05, 2018

How One School Staff Came Together During a Crisis

One of the best parts of working in a school is that is never boring. From day to day, you just don't know the kind of crazy things that can happen, but you always know you have to be ready for the unexpected!

March 29, 2018

Being in the Smartest Room—ASCD Style

The next time you present or attend a conference, remember there is something to learn from everyone and no matter how much you think you know, there is always more and that is the exciting part.

March 11, 2018

If You Could Change One Thing in Education, What Would It Be?

Educators from all over the world took the time to answer my call on social media to share the one thing they would change in education and why they would change it. Read on to see if your one thing is mentioned.

March 08, 2018

What Testing & the Opt-Out Movement Mean for School Excellence

No amount of testing is going to show the full scope of what students know and can do or how well teachers are able to educate them. We all need to work together to shift this paradigm because it isn't working.

March 06, 2018

Collaborating to Build a Learning Organization

As I grow as a school leader, every day is an opportunity for learning and growth. Working with my colleagues and my team, I know we can build a learning organization we all want to be a part of that both nurtures student innovation and learning. And as my professional learning continues, I will embrace the forward movement as I did as a teacher, fearlessly. At the end of the day, it is all about kids and they deserve the best.

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