Accepting Acceptable Instead of Exceptional

At the beginning of my Masters in Teaching Leadership – many moons ago – I was focused on idea of self-perfectionism and its impact on students.  Now I am once again faced with students who are expecting too much from … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Name…

When I think of my classrooms, I normally visualize the faces of my students.  However, in this new distance learning model that we are all part of, I am no longer seeing a sea of faces, but a screen of … Continue reading

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Say What?!?!

The digital generation (those born after 1990) has grown up in a world that even George Orwell could not imagine in his renowned novel, 1984.  Not only is everyone consistently connected – albeit virtually – we are using language that … Continue reading

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A Faith-Filled Digital Environment

In this all-encompassing digital age, the work of the believer is making a shift in thinking between utilizing technology and the internet as tools, and seeing it as a social milieu.  There must be a “cultural shift which promotes creativity … Continue reading

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Returning…2020

Beginning Autumn 2020 I will begin a educational journey that I have no idea of the outcome. This process begins with SPU’s Digial Education Learning Certificate and will end when I complete…I’m not sure. Here we go!

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Open-Door Policy in the Classroom

Teaching Leadership: Standard 8 – Present professional practice for the review of colleagues When I think about all the different times I have been able to discuss, exhibit, mentor, and design “professional practice for the review of colleagues”, the one … Continue reading

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Focusing on the Important Rather than the Urgent

Standard 1 of Teaching Leadership: Teacher leaders model ethical and moral behavior. Dilemma:  In the demanding educational profession, how do we determine what is a priority? “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Dwight … Continue reading

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The Paper Predicament: Standard 12 – Teachers evaluate and use technology for teaching and learning.

Original Post: December 13, 2013; Updated May 25, 2019 In the past, our school conducted annual paperless weeks.  During these weeks each department is asked to think “outside the paper box” and integrate technology into our teaching practices.  During one … Continue reading

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