Tweet How do you focus change efforts to create a more collaborative and mentoring culture for both educators and students? This was the topic of the 7/13 #edchat, and it sparked quality conversation among participants. I have worked in both self-contained elementary and middle school team teaching environments, and I truly believe that I developed… Read More


Tweet Will Richardson’s words, whether presented via a live session or found on his blog, Weblogg-ed, always inspire me to rethink. Richardson stressed that we have to start rethinking our linear way of doing things. Education is in a moment of severe transition. My absolute favorite words of the day? “Buckle up: you’re going to… Read More


Tweet Last week I attended a conference at IU13 – “Leading the Net Generation” – featuring Will Richardson and Jason Ohler. The conference was designed to be a two-day experience with several different presenters, but due to snow days and the school year extending into the original conference dates for most of the schools in… Read More


Tweet Started reading Leading Change in Your School by Doug Reeves on Friday. Figured I’d skim the content and garner some inspiration for the upcoming new year…. I started on page 1 and only a mere 75 pages later did I finally pause for an iced tea break. One of the most meaningful concepts I’ve… Read More


Tweet Last weekend I got a haircut, and I had several inches trimmed from my length. I loved my longer hair, but as the inches grew they became less vibrant, and I realized those extra inches didn’t serve much of a purpose. Summer’s-a-coming, and this shorter new “do” made me think about what we, as… Read More


Tweet This is for the administrators out there. The administrators who have, at one point or another, felt the way I feel now. Exhausted. Emotionally drained. Like a truck has run over you. Convinced that no matter what we do in the best interest of students, SOMEONE will be unhappy. Yet, mind racing. Processing and… Read More