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#EduCoach Book Study – The Innovator’s Mindset

Are you ready to “Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity?” If you answered YES, then the upcoming #Educoach Book Study on the  The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros is for YOU! The #EduCoach Twitter chat is for anyone interested in leading, facilitating and participating in learning. Many, who join us each Wednesday, are […]
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A Book Writing Journey

Once upon a time there was a thought, an idea, a concept waiting to emerge. Three acquaintances became friends through the formation of a book manuscript! Yesterday they completed the second phase of the process! Many, many years ago I had the opportunity to write a review for the back of a book (an older edition of […]
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Bullet Journaling for Educators

I have been using a Bullet Journal since January. This free form planner has been at my side for about 6 months – and even though I’m changing my system a little with the start of the new school year, I still see benefits to the system. Some weeks have been better than others, but […]
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Back to School BOOK Specials

UPDATE: If you are reading this blog now, the “deals” below are no longer available. The books are still available, just not at the reduced cost as mentioned below. I will continue to watch for other Amazon deals, especially on educational books. This was the first I noticed educational books on a Lightning Deal. I […]
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21 Days of Heart Centered Actions for Educators

Update: Registration is now closed. Educators lead very busy lives. Our TO DO list grows each day. Lessons to plan. Data to analyze. New techniques to study. Students to inspire. Families and communities to communicate with. And the list goes on. When we aren’t living our “school lives” we may be caring for family, friends, pets […]
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Blogging To Enhance Your Professional Practice

This post is a guest post I wrote for ASCD Inservice during Connected Educator Month 2015. The original post can be found here.  Writing has long been a way to reflect. People have kept journals and diaries kept for centuries. Some have become published works of art, while others are simple records of individuals’ thoughts. […]
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A New Administrator’s Journey

Back-to-school supplies are starting to line the shelves. Administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers have goals swimming around in their heads, even while they’re still enjoying their summer breaks. Educators new to positions have many questions as well. How will I build relationships with new staff and students? How will I monitor my impact? How will […]
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Let’s Work Smarter, Not Harder

Instructional leaders, both administrators and coaches, work hard to be effective. Their to-do lists are often never ending. They wear many, many hats. And sometimes they feel less than effective as the grind of paperwork and the wide variety of tasks take hold. To manage their time, many instructional leaders develop their own tools to […]
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I Teach, What’s Your Super Power

Imagine you are a fourth grade student. You live in poverty. You don’t know where your next meal will come. You witness things that no 10 year old should ever have to see. You are lost and afraid – but for 6+ hours a day you are safe. You are cared for. Your needs are […]
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Greetings from ASCD15

The 70th Annual ASCD Conference and Exhibit Show opened today. The theme is Challenging Convention: Leading Disruptive Innovations. There is something here for everyone! The 183 page program booklet can be daunting at times. There is so much to take in and so little time. Today’s post is just a brief reflection on each session […]