I love this quote. I have the quote on a magnet in my classroom and have frequently talked about it with my students. I believe in modeling being a learner with students, parents, colleagues, and the greater community. Over the past year, I completed a demanding one year graduate program, worked a full-time teaching job,… More Risk Taking: A Lesson in Humility
This post was collaboratively written by: Jessica Johnson Melissa Emler Heidi Hutchison Iram Khan Kaye Henrickson Tia Henriksen Image from Pixabay In a recent discussion in our Women in Leadership voxer group, we came to the realization that opportunities for us to hear female education leaders speak as keynote presenters at conferences are a rare… More Where Are the Women Keynote Speakers?
The past year I have been working on finishing my graduate degree and I am finally almost there! It is hard to believe a year has gone by. I have learned so much about leadership in independent, boarding and public schools, but mostly, I have learned about the leader living inside of me. It is hard… More Walking the Talk–A Year in Review
I was lucky enough to attend EdCamp Leadership in Philadelphia yesterday with my principal. I was nervous and excited to see some of my PLN in person. I know people have written about this before, but it truly is so exciting to meet people in person. I feel like a dorky, nerdy educational groupie! Seriously, I… More EdCamp Leadership 2014
allthingslearning.wordpress.com I have been frustrated lately in my current new 5th grade position. I have been impatient, and critical, and negative. I am happy to say that most of this has been in my head. However, some of this negativity has been shared with my poor husband in our house, and I am embarrassed to… More Continuing the Old Factory Model of Education and Expecting 21st Century Results
Why Do a Kid EdCamp? There were many take-aways from doing our first ever Kid EdCamp that can be simply stated in a list, and I love lists! 1. Students are motivated by voice and choice. 2. Students are able to be self-directed learners as presenters and participants. 3. Students are able to practice and… More Kid EdCamp 2014
I have been thinking of writing this post for the past six months. Blogging has done more for my students’ writing than anything I have ever tried. Students are writing so much that it is hard for me to keep up with them! Here is how I began: 1. Students need to be able to… More 10 Easy Steps to Teach Writing through Blogging
Monday, November 18th at 8 pm EST, I will be doing a presentation on the global PBL I attempted with my students last year called The #Malala Project. I am so, so nervous to present! I decided, however, that I would ask myself to do the very thing I ask students to do everyday…take a… More Global EdCon Project Reflection and Launch!
I have to admit, when I considered using The One and Only Ivan as my first core novel in 5th grade, I was a little worried. I know that most kids love animals and I thought that would be motivating for students to launch into a PBL on some aspect of animals; however, I, myself, am… More PBL-An Empathy Builder for Teachers… Who Knew?
The day before yesterday, I brought my students to our computer lab to blog again. It was so wonderful to see them so excited about writing! It has taken me a few years to develop a system of how to teach students to blog. It has also taken me a few years to effectively incorporate… More Why Blogging Needs to Be in My Curriculum and Why My Students Need It!