Tag Archives: CCSS

Culture of Data Use

I was in a workshop a few months ago (okay, a LONG time ago by the time I actually publish this post!), and I heard the phrase “culture of data use”. I can no longer remember the source, so I … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Writing a Book

I’m dusting off my Mentor Text Monday concept for a new post this week! Back in March I finished writing, revising, and editing my dissertation. Throughout the writing process I was constantly looking at other dissertations as mentor texts. I had … 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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Another Day in the Life

My first day in the life post demonstrated one type of work day for me, in my current role as a district administrator. Because each day can be so different, I decided to capture a different day. I wish I … Continue reading

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Learning Walk

Today I had the opportunity to participate in a Learning Walk, or a version of Instructional Rounds, with my aspiring administrator students and inspiring colleagues. I’ve participated in Instructional Rounds  in my previous roles as a coach, a principal, and as … Continue reading

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The Joys of Teaching & Learning

I had an amazing week at work last week! I feel the need to capture this happiness (for my happy file!) before the next round of stress begins. I spent two days with some stellar Studio Classroom teachers, examining our … Continue reading

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Educational Hot Topics

During one of my recent classes we had an opportunity to hear from a lawyer who specializes in educational law, representing many California school districts. He shared his thoughts on some of educational hot topics related to the law and … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Author’s Craft

Have you ever finished a book and didn’t want to put it down? I just finished a great YA book and I was so sad to reach the end. The story ended well, but I wasn’t yet finished with the … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Resiliency

R: Resiliency Leadership is often about resiliency… standing up in the face of adversity, getting back up after being pushed down, planting the seeds of hope in what appears to be a field of rocks or concrete or unturned stones. … Continue reading

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THE Debate

Common Core.  Common Core State Standards. CCSS. In some circles, these are dreaded words  I have read the rants, heard many complaints, held my tongue, and waited. I have also responded when I felt it appropriate. I have come to … Continue reading

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