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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July 20, 2017
July 18, 2017
Doing new things can be scary, maybe even paralyzing but that doesn't we shouldn't do new things. We must build up our courage and do what we ask our students and colleagues to do every day.
July 16, 2017
If we want to be leaders, we must model the behaviors we expect our students and colleagues to exemplify—which means connecting with the vulnerability in a meaningful way.
July 09, 2017
Education is all about collaboration and relationships, and this writing experience is one worth sharing. Read about how 10 authors and editor got together to write a special book for a great organization.
June 29, 2017
As another school year officially comes to a close, I soak in the stillness of the empty space and all of the learning it holds within its once text-rich walls. Saying goodbye is always bittersweet, but when you know you aren't returning, there is a finality to it that lingers closer to sad.
June 18, 2017
If you would have asked me at the beginning of my career where I saw myself in the future, I'm not sure I could have imagined being where I am now.
May 25, 2017
As this year winds down, if you have a bad day or you find your patience growing short, give yourself permission to take a time out and if you don't make it there, don't beat yourself up about. Tomorrow is a new day and it's amazing what a little distance can and perspective can heal.
May 08, 2017
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.
May 04, 2017
During this Teacher Appreciation Week (and really every day), we must take the opportunity to say thank you to the folks who have impacted us as teachers and people and continue to inspire us even through the toughest teaching and personal times.
March 28, 2017
Striking the right balance between providing information as the experts in the room and also acting as facilitators offers the educators an opportunity to really get involved and internalize the discussion as well as talk to people they didn't come with. That's why we have to give each participant an chance to get involved at conferences.