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What do we really know about teacher leadership?

Teacher leadership is an area I have been focusing on more and more lately. Not only have I reflected on the ways in which I did not build enough capacity in my teacher leaders when I was a principal, but … Continue reading

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A Moment of Gratitude

Research (Greater Good from UC Berkley and Dartmouth)┬átells us that reflecting on our gratitude has physical and mental benefits. After spending the last two weeks sad and angry, surrounded by negative messages in the news and social media feeds, I … Continue reading

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Critical Consumers

During my doctoral studies, one of the first things I learned (or truly understood in application) was the importance of being a critical consumer of educational research. I spent hours reading research and asking questions such as: Who conducted this … 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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Research Reflections

Last week I had the honor of attending the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)’s David L. Clark Seminar. I was nominated by my professor to represent San Diego State University, and I was one of 42 participants selected from … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Update #1

My word (focus word, one little word, etc.) of 2015 is mindfulness, as I discussed here. Throughout this year I hope to reflect on my word, and my work to be more mindful in my professional and personal life. In … Continue reading

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The Reader in Me

I was recently inspired by Franki Sibberson to write 100 Things about Me as a Reader. This was an idea she shared in Scholastic’s book Open a World of Possible, which I wrote about in my last Things I’m Loving … Continue reading

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