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Building teacher leadership capacity

When I was a new principal I was not good at building teacher leadership capacity. In fact, when I first became a principal, this idea wasn’t even on my radar. I did not have a clue that it was my … Continue reading

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Thank you for being a… teacher

Anyone else humming “The Golden Girls” theme song “Thank you for being a friend”? May is the time when we celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is a small drop in the vast, complicated ocean that is … Continue reading

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Mentoring

I have written many posts on coaching.  I was a literacy coach in a previous position.  Most recently I left a position as a director who oversaw the instructional coaches at each of our district school sites.  I am passionate … Continue reading

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Creativity Rediscovered

While we are 16 years into the 21st Century, we are still grappling with creating school experiences that will create 21st Century citizens. In my previous job, we spent many hours discussing the 4 C’s: Communication Collaboration Critical thinking Creativity … Continue reading

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Over-Scaffolding

“The idea of scaffolding has historical roots in psychology and social-learning theory, which describe scaffolding as structures, tools, and assistance from more knowledgeable others that allow learners to engage in practices beyond their independent capacity.”        While I’m … Continue reading

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3 Words Per Picture

I was inspired to emulate this blog style by this healthy living blogger, who often shares photos to tell a story of her day or weekend. Here goes my first three words per picture post with some recent summer photos! … Continue reading

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Yet Another Day in the Life {Summer Edition}

This is a glance at a typical day for a district administrator during the summer. As you will see, “summer” has a very different definition for those of us who work at the district office! I’m waiting to see one … Continue reading

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