Tag Archives: change

Building Resiliency: April

In January I began a deep dive in Elena Aguilar’s Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and the accompanying workbook. I hope to share some of my reflections as I build daily habits to strength my own resilience and support … Continue reading

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Changes in Practice (#IMMOOC Season 3, Week 3)

I am participating in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with hundreds of other educators across the globe, about The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros. These are my reflections for Season 3, Week 3 of #IMMOOC, and the prompt: What is one … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading (Volume 5)

Every once in a while, as I am enjoying my guilty pleasure of watching really bad or cheesy TV, I feel bad that I don’t read enough. Then I remember that I spend most of every day reading: emails, tweets, … Continue reading

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Honoring the Middle Times

As I was recently reading a Young Adolescent novel, Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord, I was struck by this line: Last times and first times shouldn’t matter more than all the middle times, but somehow, they do. Not only … Continue reading

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Common Core Roll Out

I wrote this over a year ago and it was finally published by the Phi Delta Kappan Educational journal in their online Common Core support journal.  I’ve just entered a 5th grade classroom with two site-based Academic Coaches. We are doing a … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Change and Celebration

C: Change & Celebration Choosing a word for c was hard for me. So many words came to mind when I first began to brainstorm this idea. I thought of communication and collaboration and change, then got stuck on the … Continue reading

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One Year Down, Two To Go!

I just finished the first year of my doctoral program; I am working on an EdD from San Diego State University. The program is a cohort model, where, as a group, we travel together through theory and practical courses while … Continue reading

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Questions without easy answers

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.”  ~ W. Edward Deming Is your system getting the results you want? Are all of your students achieving at high levels? Are all of your teachers using the best … Continue reading

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Asking for permission

I have been grappling with the concept of asking for permission for awhile now. People often look to their leaders to ask for permission to do something. Some leaders have created a culture where people MUST ask for permission before … Continue reading

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