Tag: professional learning

It has been and always is, a blessing to be a part of district professional learning days.  These past two weeks, I have been so caught up in the passion of so many teachers who are on “summer break,” that are excitedly taking part in their professional learning.  Their enthusiasm has been contagious and has it … [Read more…]

Read More 5 Ideas for Improving Professional Learning Experiences

I tweeted this quote from my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset“: “Our responsibility isn’t solely to teach memorization or mechanics of a task but to spark a curiosity that empowers students to learn on their own. To wonder. To explore. To become leaders. …if students leave school less curious than when they started, we have failed … [Read more…]

Read More Wonder, Explore, Lead

Sitting in on a presentation recently, the presenters shared the importance of reflection in practice, and how it is crucial to moving forward. I agreed 100% with this notion and had talked about the importance of reflection often in this space (my blog/portfolio). Having the opportunity to ask questions to the group, I asked them … [Read more…]

Read More Creating What We Experience

It is always a blessing when students are able to attend professional learning opportunities for their teachers. There is a different accountability to everyone in the room when the students are watching. Any time I have students join any professional learning opportunity that I deliver, I always ask for feedback, as I am doing my … [Read more…]

Read More The Students are Paying Attention

Speaking about the opportunities there are for learning in our world today through technology, I asked educators in the room to do a “Twitter Video Reflection” and share their learning back to the hashtag.  Since many of them were new to Twitter, they didn’t know how to do it, so I decided to not help … [Read more…]

Read More Spoon-Fed Learning

Minutes ago, I sent the following email to the Junior High School faculty and administration at The Westminster Schools. Dear Junior High Faculty and Administration: As has become my practice,…

Read More Goal Keepers