Author: Amber Teamann

One of my greatest focuses as a leader is to empower other leaders. From growing independence to fostering a culture of YES…I want our to have ownership of our school is run, to truly understand WHY we do what we do, and to genuinely think about what is best for our Wolves. That comes from LOTS and […]

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Confession: My husband doesn’t buy me flowers. He buys me stationary supplies. As techy as I try to be, I can’t not have a paper/pencil planner. I have tried a variety of digital tools (google calendar, todoist, evernote). I have tried to quit cold turkey and only use my Outlook calendar so I can use my phone. […]

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There’s a story I heard about a man who was arriving for an interview. He was well dressed and came prepared with a briefcase full of references and work samples. As he arrived, there was a gentleman in the front office sweeping around the receptionist. With an audible sigh of annoyance, he stepped around the gentleman sweeping […]

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Recently I was at a sporting event and noticed that our team was chanting during a tournament.   My name is ____ and guess what I got? (what do you got)  I got a team that’s hotter than hot. How hot is hot? Grand slams and home runs too, (so what’s your point) we’re going […]

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I’ve long been a fan of Kasey Bell and her laid-back approach to #allthethings google. We’ve planned together, we’re brainstormed together, and flat out learned from each other. I call her my #digitalbestie because if there is a question I’ve had in regards to PD, Google training, or regional support from her “real job”, she is […]

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My principal bestie, Melinda Miller and I have this Facebook group dedicated to Staff Appreciation and Celebration. It’s an entire page for administrators to share and creatively copy all sorts of great ideas, all meat to encourage, motivate and celebrate your teachers/staff. While it can be overwhelming, it does make me feel SO much better […]

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This weekend I’m at an SDE conference with my kinder team. Kindergarten is its own beast, ya’ll. I taught fourth grade. Big tall fourth graders who relatively could control their emotions, tie their shoes, and regular complete multistep tasks. There were two opportunities I had to cover some kinder classes this year and my’lanta. I’ve never been more […]

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How do you as an administrator (or teacher!) feel about conferences? Professional learning? Empowering your teachers?Here are the things we did to maximize sending our team of teachers to #TCEA! Make the most out of your next conference! Often our budgets and #allthethings (subs! testing! schedules! teaching!), make it impossible to send every teacher we have […]

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I can still remember the year that Mitt Price, my principal, offered to send me to TCEA as a 4th-grade teacher, as a “reward” for all that I was doing on and for our campus, a Technology Magnet Center. As a Technology Facilitator, I loved attending and presenting with some pretty awesome friends on a […]

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We’re all feeling the blahness here in Texas…multiple weeks of cold weather…we just can’t handle it! Spring break is HOW  many weeks away?? HOW many assessments do we have coming up? We like to joke that October and February are like the armpits of the school year. Not a lot to look forward to, but […]

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Having a beast that just turned 16 means I get to engage in all of the driver centered conversations. It’s “When can I, where can I, how can I” for #allthethings. I’m watching friend after friend post pictures of permits, of licenses, of cars. (Parent pressure, yeesh.) It’s not a decision that we’re rushing into […]

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I came across a teachers bucket list on IG by @PrestoPlans and knew I wanted to do one! Several of the ideas would have translated into my admin shoes…but then I decided to make an ADMIN version! Of course, as I sat staring at the page…I realized I wanted MORE! (Please see the previous blog! ha!) […]

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Every day we are presented opportunities to say thank you. From a door being opened to the gift of a chipper coworker who lifts our spirits…this is a season of opportunities to be thankful and to say thank you. There is also scientific evidence that expressing genuine gratitude on a daily basis can improve physical […]

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