Shifting the Focus from Intervening to Innovating

If educators had a dollar for every time they heard the word "intervention" throughout a school day or in professional development sessions, we would all have a nice nest egg! The fact is, the pendulum took a very hard swing toward looking at interventions when No Child Left Behind first came about. Our focus quickly … Continue reading Shifting the Focus from Intervening to Innovating

What All Grade Levels Can Learn from a Preschool Classroom

Only in the last two years as a lead learner have I served in a building that houses prek children. To my surprise, these classrooms are structured quite differently than classrooms in the rest of the building. I knew prek staff were accountable to federal and state guidelines, but there is so much more going … Continue reading What All Grade Levels Can Learn from a Preschool Classroom

The Most Dangerous Phrase in Education

(a repost) WARNING!!!! You are about to be exposed to a highly dangerous and contagious phrase. These words, when used together in a sentence, can be toxic to others, and cause damage that can take years to repair. Hold your breath, grit your teeth, and read the phrase to yourself. Upon exposure to this phrase … Continue reading The Most Dangerous Phrase in Education

Transparent Leadership: Letting Your Light Shine Through

Transparency is a new buzz word in the leadership world. Some people are naturally "open books", sharing anything and everything with the world. Others find it more challenging to reveal parts of themselves. One fact remains about transparency: when we see through or inside something, it becomes more real. When nothing is hidden, we feel … Continue reading Transparent Leadership: Letting Your Light Shine Through

The Time is NOW to Innovate!

I would like to thank George Couros, author of The Innovator's Mindset, for inspiring me to foster my own mindset. He is an innovative educator with a passion for sharing, collaborating, and learning alongside others. His book is a game changer, and for me...a life changer. It has changed the way I view school, helping … Continue reading The Time is NOW to Innovate!