Tag Archives: PLC

New AND Different #IMMOOC

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.  The blog prompts for Week 2 are: In Ch. 1, innovation is defined as a … Continue reading

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Core Values

The Art of Coaching, by Elena Aguilar, is one of my favorite professional books. I have professed my respect for the work multiple times here on the blog. This month I finally began to read Aguilar’s newest book, The Art … Continue reading

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Reflections on the value of a PLN

My first year of teaching I was blessed to work in a middle school where we worked on true interdisciplinary teams.  I was the Spanish and Civics teacher on the team and my colleagues taught Math, Science, and English; we … 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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PBIS for a PLN

PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports  Through my doctoral journey, I have completed a study of my district’s discipline data and a closer look at one of our site’s implementation of the PBIS system. I also attended two days of … 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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What I’m Reading (Volume 3)

I love reading. I also love writing. I enjoy discussing what I read with friends and colleagues. I am not so much a fan of reading 50 page research articles for the purpose of doctoral research. Sometimes it is fun … Continue reading

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