This week’s #EdublogsClub prompt asks us to share insights about our learning spaces and processes, including tours of our classrooms, offices, and work spaces. I smiled when I read it, because I planned to share a bit of news this week via my blog, and that news fortuitously intertwines with this week’s prompt. I remember… Read More


Edublogs is hosting monthly writing challenges in the form of shared prompts this year, and I’m thankful for the inspiration to help me revive, refresh, and share my thoughts in this creative space. #EdublogsClub1 prompt: Write a post that shares your blog story.  I became an elementary principal at the start of the 2008-2009 school year. I… Read More


  In January at FETC I’ll be sharing all about the power of personal/professional learning networks, and I hope you’ll join me! (Thursday, 1/26, at 4:20 PM) From the session description: What’s a PLN, and why do I need one? This session will explore the power of networked learning for educators and administrators and how,… Read More


Excuse me while I take a break from all the things (in case you’re wondering, work-from-home-mom is one exhilarating and exhausting ride) to share some recent wonderings and things I’ve noticed about leadership and educational innovation. Would love to hear your thoughts. You can lead an administrator to water but cannot make him drink the… Read More


I recently had the opportunity to use World Cafe for supporting conversation and action with a fine group of educators at the Bucks-Lehigh Edusummit. Ross Cooper was my co-host. Our goal? To discuss how to break from traditional professional development practices to more meaningfully engage teachers in their learning. I know. We talk about PD… Read More


I’m developing online courses using an LMS I’ve never used to author anything before. I won’t name the LMS, you can probably guess which of those available might be the only one to frustrate me to the point of actual tears. For serious. Tears came out of my eyes. I found it so counterintuitive, organized in a way that,… Read More


Sometimes in the early morning hours, I manage to put together something worth sharing. This morning “In My Pocket,” a collection of things I’ve curated whilst reading and learning online, is born. Enjoy! Direct link here… Read More


Recently I read a post by my friend Bill Ferriter titled Making Room for Uncertainty in the Required Curriculum.  Bill shares this article that states that instruction centered on facts has largely failed our students. Teachers are handed required curricula, complete with scope and sequence, and in some schools teachers are expected to teach lesson A on… Read More