Best Educational Practices

The Hero of Personalized Learning

Much is emerging and still to be learned about how to effectively personalize learning for every student. The research on student learning is solid and reliable direction for educators on how to put together the personalized learning pieces. For example,…

The Innovator’s Mindset

Carol Dweck’s famous book, “Mindset”, was one that was (is) hugely popular with educators, not only in helping shape their work and thoughts on students, but also pushing learning in educator with their peers.  There were two simple concepts shared…

Let the Colors Shine!

So this week I want to talk all about giving thanks, and being grateful, and taking the time to slow down in our pursuit of educational happiness to simply embrace being happy…we work so hard as quality educators and as…

My First Tour – Year One

I have been an administrator for the past eight years.  In those years, the greatest lesson that I have walked away with is that our job provides consistent on the job training.  However, when I began my admin career, there…

Dropping the Chain

During the early part of this school year, our schools were in a prolonged strike. These were tough days for the education system. As administrators, we were in a unique but not great situation. As the days went by, our…

Whose Child Is This?

So last week we had our first quarter parent-teacher conferences, and it was incredibly fulfilling to see and hear these partnerships working together to support our kids. There were so many meaningful conversations happening all over the school, each revolving…

True Heroes!

So this past week I held a leadership assembly for our beautiful Middle School students as part of our Blue Sky Monday initiative. We talked about the power of empathy, a culture of kindness, the role and opportunity of bystanders,…