Author: Amber Teamann

I love that my campus is full of educators who recognize the variances in students abilities. How completely overwhelming to look at 22 (or 44! or 66!) students and realize that in order to make instruction happen at their level, you’re going to have to make some instructional magic happen. We’re really focusing on a workshop […]

Read More Differentiation is not difficult…3 easy ways to make it happen!

My beast is a freshman this year. As if that isn’t just completely foreign enough, by week 4 she has joined a number of clubs/organizations to fill up all her, you know, free time. With pre-Ap and even an AP class, she just has so much of that. 😉 She originally was going try also be […]

Read More Use your words. #taketwo

We don’t have cable (sob!) but we, luckily, have an apple tv where I can watch the NFL network at my whim. This past week while cleaning, I was watching/listening to a show called “NFL Fantasy Live“. I finally had to come sit down and listen after hearing the hosts and their guests to see […]

Read More Collaborate, don’t dominate…

I have been blogging for a long time. I blogged as a teacher with my students 10 years ago. I blogged as a facilitator with technology integration ideas & shout outs. I blogged as an AP, just about education leadership thoughts and with my staff. Last year I decided that each blog that was written […]

Read More Life as a principal, #taketwo

As techie as I am, I have mentioned my love for my Erin Condren planner here and here. I’ve discussed my notebook for my meeting notes. That takes care of two facets of my daily world, but what about the other pieces that should also be on your plate? RTI, PLC’s, student data, etc etc etc… […]

Read More Planning as a Principal, part 2 #taketwo

A simple google search will yield many a list of “principal must do’s or how to’s “. While I can’t speak to mastering many of them, what I can do is give my “16-17” to do better list…these are compiled from many conversations with my friends, my edupeeps, my staff, my parents…voices that have a vested […]

Read More Be the leader who…

Being connected means I am always available on something. I’m checking twitter, or my email, or instagram all of the time. There is facebook messenger, there is snapchat. My staff…

Read More How available are you?

Being connected means I am always available on something. I’m checking twitter, or my email, or instagram all of the time. There is facebook messenger, there is snapchat. My staff has my cell number and I check my email regularly (gulp.) I’ve never thought of that as a bad thing. A conversation this week made […]

Read More How available are you? #cpchat

I shared these paragraphs with my staff in their weekly “Get Whitt it!” today…(See my other weeks here.) A blank calendar. A fresh start. It’s the perfect time to evaluate where…

Read More Purpose & Positivity, part 2

This isn’t post about proximity…unless you mean proximity to things that stress you out! I read a great book this week from the perspective of a navy SEAL. He detailed…

Read More The three foot rule…

Have you ever been pulled over? This may surprise you, cough cough, but my driving style is a lot like the way I talk…and write. Fast and furious, always trying…

Read More Expecting vs extending grace…