Author Archives: Amy's Reflections

About Amy's Reflections

Director of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning

Sit & Get… Compliance

I have been an educator for over 20 years. I have spent significantly more than 20 hours in my career, probably in each school year, sitting in meetings and being talked at. We often call these meetings the “Sit and … Continue reading

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Teacher Leadership Academy

This is a blog co-written by a group of teachers who participated in the first Teacher Leadership Academy (TLA) in our district during the 2017-18 school year; I was one of the Amy administrators who created the TLA.  Teacher Leadership … Continue reading

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What I Read in May 2018

This month I read 6 books. My Caribbean vacation helped to add many of these titles this month and into next month!  As always, I’d love to hear in the comments what you are reading and what you recommend. In … Continue reading

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What are teachers doing with the feedback you provide?

I recently read an ACSD InService blog entitled “What are your students doing with the feedback you provide?” While the blog was about how we can coach up our students to respond to feedback in our classrooms, I reflected on … Continue reading

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What I Read in April 2018

In April I read 3 books and listened to one on audiobook. I keep waiting for the month when life gets a little less busy and I have more time to read for pleasure, but that hasn’t happened yet.  I … Continue reading

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Teacher Leadership Book Studies

This post is co-written with Mari Venturino, and cross-posted to Mari’s blog! One thing we (Amy Illingworth & Mari Venturino) have in common is our love of books! We both read a good mix of education, fiction, young adult, and … Continue reading

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What I Read in March 2018

I only read one book in February, so I didn’t blog about it. I’ve added it to my March update. February: Paris Match (Stone Barrington #31) Lee Child – I love this series. Whenever I need an easy read, I … Continue reading

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