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Learning Communities

Recently, I read a few articles about Learning Communities. I have been part of formal learning communities since I started teaching, and informal learning communities my entire life. The formal learning communities we usually call PLCs in the education world. Besides participating in PLCs, I've also had the opportunity to attend a PLC conference hosted… Continue reading Learning Communities

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Needs Assessment

Every campus has needs. Each campus has strengths, of course, but they also have needs. How do we identify and address those needs? One solution is a needs assessment. The first item to be addressed with my faculty would be purpose of a needs assessment. The purpose of any needs assessment is the same, whether… Continue reading Needs Assessment

Digital Learning

Digital Learning & Leadership in Education

I love using technology in the classroom. It gives my students and I access to the world and to each other. I can easily give feedback on assignments while kids are working on them with the addition of Chrome Books this year. It also allows for a different type of organization than I have ever… Continue reading Digital Learning & Leadership in Education

Digital Learning

Who owns this thing anyway?

In the article by Andrew Rikard, several great points are made about the ownership of an ePortfolio. I was initially opposed to sharing my ePortfolio because I assumed it would be full of assignments for my courses that were theoretical, lacking experience from actual implementation. I wondered why I would want to show this to… Continue reading Who owns this thing anyway?

Digital Learning

Digital Learning & Leading

I love using technology in the classroom. It gives my students and I access to the world and to each other. I can easily give feedback on assignments while kids are working on them with the addition of Chrome Books this year. It also allows for a different type of organization than I have ever… Continue reading Digital Learning & Leading

Inspirational Videos

Super Chickens!

There were several statements Margaret Heffernan said that really stood out to me. Three of them include: “I don’t have to know everything. I just have to work among people that are good at getting help.” “What matters is the mortar, not just the bricks.” “Teams that work together longer, get better.” Number one stands… Continue reading Super Chickens!

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Why an ePortfolio?

  Why would someone create an ePortfolio? Initially, probably because they were required to. But why would someone maintain an ePortfolio? Because they learned the benefits of keeping up with one. In reading 41 Benefits of an ePortfolio by Dr. Dwayne Harapnuik, many benefits from the upkeep of an ePortfolio are clearly outlined. Of all the… Continue reading Why an ePortfolio?

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Practicum, APA, and the Principal Exam

Throughout my completion of the practicum and course activities, I have learned a lot about scholarly writing, action research reports, and leadership skills. With still 8 months left of my practicum, I'm glad I decided to organize and color code the chosen activities to complete. I have done well to keep track of my practicum… Continue reading Practicum, APA, and the Principal Exam

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Participative Leadership

Last year, I knew the SBDM existed, but I did not sit on a meeting until the last one of the school year. I was not sure what the committee did as that last meeting was just going over checklists and evaluations for the school. I had several assumptions about the SBDM committee before becoming… Continue reading Participative Leadership