We track data all of the time in our personal lives like weight, steps, running speeds (maybe stealing those crowns on Strava...), and even how well we mow the lawn. This tracking is part of our motivation. So, how does this translate into our classrooms? Tracking student progress, according to Marzano, us about communicating a… Continue reading Tracking Student Progress
Happy New Year! I believe in "practicing what I preach". For two years I taught financial skills to high school seniors, and recently I've had the opportunity to teach similar skills to adults. The lessons are a bit different as with kids the message was "Don't get in debt!" and the message with adults is… Continue reading Car Insurance
To educate the whole child, we must nurture their academic, creative, emotional, and social needs. We cannot just teach mathematics, science, language, and social studies, but we must allow time for music, art, and social interactions. There are many ways the educational organization can recognize and nurture creative and diverse students. One way to nurture… Continue reading If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you won’t be creative.
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
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