Author: Lyn Hilt

Digital literacy is the topic that made the ETMOOC learning space so irresistible to me… I think as educators we spout off about wanting our students to be digitally literate,…

Read More What is digital literacy?

As part of Pennsylvania’s Inspired Leadership (PIL) program, as a principal I have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions offered through the National Institute for School Leadership. I’m now involved…

Read More Learning as leaders.

“Skepticism has many definitions, but generally refers to any questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts, or doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere.” Source: Wikipedia Yesterday…

Read More Battling skepticism.

When I taught sixth grade science, our students were immersed in learning about wildlife characteristics, environments, and patterns in nature in relation to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuaryand our surrounding region.…

Read More Get connected and make a difference.

I wanted to share this post here because it’s important to share examples of how the simple use of a collaborative tool such as Google docs can lead to more…

Read More Learning together.

“How do we get reluctant administrators on board with utilizing technologies to communicate, connect, and collaborate?” This is one of the most prevalent questions I encounter when chatting with educators…

Read More The bar has been raised.

Every now and then, a student is sent to my office. I don’t encourage this practice, because I feel as though a classroom teacher with whom a student has developed…

Read More Re-engage

I recently had the opportunity to speak with a small group of our county’s elementary school administrators about social media use in education. I gave an abbreviated version of my…

Read More Inspired, selfish, or both?

This post was originally written and published for the Powerful Learning Practice collaborative blog, Voices from the Learning Revolution. The experiences shared by the Voices contributors are so very meaningful,…

Read More Becoming the lead learner.

Since much of the most relevant knowledge on the edge is tacit knowledge, edge participants naturally place a heavy emphasis on building diverse networks of relationships that will help them…

Read More Living on the edge.

Tonight I feel like a proud parent. While I don’t have children (my dogs rarely go out of their way to make me proud), I can only imagine that this…

Read More They didn’t need me.

Educon has finally arrived, and I know many attendees are eagerly anticipating the learning experiences that await, whether making the trip to the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia to attend…

Read More #Educon Anticipation

I recently had a date with the dentist, thanks, in no small part, to the daily office deliveries of student birthday cupcakes and cookies and cake. (We have yet to…

Read More Good teaching is everywhere.

The other day I stopped my car at a 4-way, stop signed intersection. (Really, truly stopped, not one of those I-bet-if-a-cop-was-watching-me-right-now-I’d-get-ticketed-slow-rolling-pauses.) I glanced to the right, saw another car had…

Read More It’s automatic.

Three years ago when I first started as principal in my building, I told my teachers they should expect to see me on a daily basis, even if it was…

Read More Be there.