My Why

Last week I discovered Brad Gustafson’s new book, Renegade Leadership. I follow Brad on Twitter and often read his blog posts.  I began reading his book and became particularly inspired by this quote, “We are kidding ourselves if we think we can merely delegate learning to our staff while somehow maintaining relevance as school leaders.” … More My Why

Where Are the Women Keynote Speakers?

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?

Continuing the Old Factory Model of Education and Expecting 21st Century Results

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

Kid EdCamp 2014

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