Culture is Everything in Schools

I read this article recently, Workplace Culture is Everything: 20 Ideas For Building a Thriving Team. In the article the author describes two scenarios of workplace culture–one where workers are stressed and burned out and another where workers are empowered and inspired to create and grow. I love this description of a powerful culture: There is nothing more invigorating… Read More Culture is Everything in Schools

Purposeful Professional Learning (Professional Learning That Shifts Practice- Part 1)

As our society evolves and schools work to meet the needs of learners, educators need to develop new skills, knowledge, and mindsets.  Working with teachers across diverse has given me insight into how they want to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. This series will feature a more in depth look… Read More Purposeful Professional Learning (Professional Learning That Shifts Practice- Part 1)

They Want to Change the World So Let’s Help Them Learn How

Recently I have read a lot of articles from the perspectives of “millennials” from how they use social media, how they are lost in school and how they interact but what strikes me is the themes of social justice and empathy that are present across these different articles. In one article Tyler Hoff, a millennial, argues that the middle class lifestyle he… Read More They Want to Change the World So Let’s Help Them Learn How

If You Struggle With the Implementation, Revisit the Why

I rarely meet teachers that are against doing what’s right for their students.  Typically, when teachers are resistant, their experiences, beliefs and expertise are not aligned  with (or there is a lack of understanding of) the desired changes in teaching and learning. This happens a lot when districts focus on “digital transformations” or other technology focused… Read More If You Struggle With the Implementation, Revisit the Why