Category: Leading a Learning Community

I enjoy using images to share ideas. In a post on my Pair-a-Dimes blog, I shared the ‘Embracing Change’ image, also shared below. As I said in the post: “…we’…

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In my role as a high school Assistant Principal, I am also a grade coordinator. I met my “class” almost three years ago when they started grade 10. These kids (almost…

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     Instructionally savvy educators know that personalized learning is the heart of student success.  As schools strive to customize education through instructional design, technology efforts and professional learning, highly successful…

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At Gahanna Lincoln High School, several teachers have implemented the Flipped Classroom model. They and Assistant Principal, Aaron Winner (@aaronwinner), shared their Flipped experiences at our January staff meeting and…

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  “Too bold. Not bold enough. Too fast. Not fast enough.” As school leaders, administration and teachers alike, seek to enhance and even redefine the quality of learning and community…

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This is a cross post from my personal blog. Recently, at a PD session, I ran into a former colleague with whom I used to team teach. Since we have…

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Two weeks ago I attended the NASSP Ignite Conference in Dallas, Texas.
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On my flight home, the pilot informed us that we would encounter heavy fog at the Tulsa airport. As we began descending, we were shrouded in it. I kept looking out the windows, and all I could see was the faint blinking lights on the plane’s wing. Read More 6 Quick Leadership Takeaways From A Flight Through The Fog

I attended the Ohio ASCD Conference on Tuesday, January 16th and heard former State Superintendent, Stan Heffner, deliver a compelling keynote presentation. He shared the three main correlates of successful schools:…

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This is a cross post from my own blog. I have been doing quite a bit of reading and reflecting lately about collaboration in schools. There are many articles like…

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This is a bit of a rant… This morning I was pinged on a tweet sharing the article, “Why new technologies could never replace great teaching“.  For some reason, I…

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cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Rebecca Barray “Being quiet and being submissive. I think that’s frankly the only thing being taught right now. ..how do…

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