Teaching and Learning

Let Them Speak

I attended a student panel on eSports. Six high schoolers had given up their time to come talk to educators about gaming and eSports leagues. Within five minutes, the questions had shifted away from students and were directed at the adults. Questions like: What about the violence? What about the hardware needs? What protocols need […]

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Culture
Leadership | Teaching and Learning

Relationships. Culture. Twitter. OY!

I was at a Women in Educational Leadership the other day, and one of the sessions presented by a local superintendent was on culture. She shared four essentials for creating a positive culture. They are: Energize and Encourage People Foster Connected Relationships and Teams Provide Opportunities for People to Do Their Best Work Empower and […]

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Design Thinking

Has It Only Been a Year?

To culminate the school year, my Innovation and Design team published a blog post reflecting on all that we accomplished, and more importantly, all that we LEARNED, this past school year. It’s crazy to think we’ve only been working together for one school year, and yet in that time, we co-planned with classroom teachers to […]

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Design Thinking

The Punctuation in Your Classroom

Photo Source: Flickr, Eric E Castro  I learned the other day that ending a text message with a period can be interpreted as insincere. Such a simple, innocuous dot now carries more hidden messages than it was ever intended to convey. Likewise, the messages we think we’re sending in our classrooms may not be the […]

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