A New Year, A New Approach

Thank you Jason for providing me this venue to share a few thoughts on learning and my journey through reform.

When I began teaching I tried to lay low, blend into the background, and cause the least amount of commotion as possible.  In my mind I was there to teach the . . . → Read More: A New Year, A New Approach

What Collaboration Looks Like Here

There are many advantages and disadvantages to working in a school with an almost universally inexperienced staff. 90 percent of the staff here are in their first or second year teaching. Most of these teachers are overwhelmed because of how difficult and time-intensive teaching can be. They are searching for help. Thankfully, . . . → Read More: What Collaboration Looks Like Here

Blogging – Should You Jump In?

A blog is is web lingo for a web log, or online journal. Judging by the media, blogging has been overtaken by microblogging, such as brief status updates in Twitter or Facebook. However, judging by the number of quality blogs that I read daily and that I know of, . . . → Read More: Blogging – Should You Jump In?

New Lesson: 1920s Radio Show

As I librarian, I value collaboration and resource sharing. While I am not yet at the point where I am sharing as many resources as Larry Ferlazzo, I do want to start sharing and collaborating more online, as I try to do with my staff. Recently, a history teacher I work with . . . → Read More: New Lesson: 1920s Radio Show

Change Doesn’t Always Start With The Young

It is been a long while since I could honestly say that I was impressed by a member of central office staff, but we have a consulting teacher for secondary literacy here who I believe deserves recognition. Her name is Mrs. Williams and her job is to support all of the middle . . . → Read More: Change Doesn’t Always Start With The Young