Category Archives: Ed Leadership

Allow for Student Exploration in 2017

Dream and innovate. Each of these verbs are goals that I set for my students as 2017 comes knocking. My students, as I’m sure some of yours grow weary of the status quo question and answer approach after reading a … Continue reading

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#EduPlans for 2017

A colleague of mine posted his 2017 plans must be SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound).   Here is my school list: Introduce a PMS colleague to Skype or Google Hangout for their students; follow through with the using it. … Continue reading

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Taking a Risk: Green Screen in the classroom

I wish I wrote down all the ideas I want to do in my classroom. Like many educators, I forget more than I do. However, there was a moment this past month in a Twitter chat (#txedchat) that challenged me … Continue reading

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Tinkering in AS Programs

Exhaustion is an understatement. I usually switch from a shirt and tie to a polo. They bombard my room. Their voices echo. The volume from multiple Chromebooks makes my head spin. …but I wouldn’t change it. This is the normal … Continue reading

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It Outweighed the Cost

Times have changed. We are no longer living in the world where our parents grew up. Instead, the world and politics have taken some huge swings over the past decade towards a liberal approach. The effect has forced me to reevaluate how … Continue reading

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Becoming Accountable…I Love It

I’ll admit, I had a great week off. Yes, I took a week off. It is not the “teacher” thing to do, but it was the “parent” thing to do as my wife and I welcomed our second child into … Continue reading

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Building a ‘Scholar’ culture

As I read Facebook posts and Twitter feeds about the first day of school, I was baffled about what to do because my district was not back in session until after Labor Day. However, it gave me a lot of … Continue reading

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