I believe, in general, that it is important to avoid reacting to situations. Of course, that is easier said than done. Many of us have been in situations where we have reacted - confrontations with coworkers, stress, familial issues, etc. It’s easy to look back on these moments and recognize where the reaction went wrong… Continue reading Differentiated Leadership
I found Franklin Covey’s video to be extremely helpful in describing 4DX. His video made me feel like my innovation plan can be broken down into steps that will be manageable for me to implement. If I can break down my ideas into 1 or 2 major goals (LAG) and create smaller goals that I… Continue reading What’s the 411 on 4DX?
Working in a high school, it is very obvious to me every day that peer influence is powerful. In many cases, peer influence is seen as a negative thing unfortunately. Often times bad behavior can be associated with peer influence. However, after watching the Washed Up video, it was evident that peer influence can be… Continue reading Influencer Strategy
(image retrieved from onelifechurch.org) After viewing Dr. John Kotter’s videos, Heart of Change and Leading Change: Establish a Sense of Urgency, I have realized that it will be important to appeal to the hearts of the stakeholders within my district when implementing and sharing my ePortfolio initiative. To do so, it is necessary that I… Continue reading What’s Your Why
(image from mollyfletcher.com) Throughout the Creating Significant Environments graduate course, I have rediscovered the importance of doing just that - creating a significant learning environment. As teachers, we often hear that creating the right environment in your classroom will allow your students to feel welcome, comfortable, and safe. After reading about significant learning environments, I… Continue reading Creating Significant Learning Environments with Growth Mindset Learners
In a previous course, I had watched Carol Dweck explain the “power of yet” and the growth mindset. I was inspired then to incorporate this way of thinking into my personal life, as well as my professional life as a teacher. This is why I created a growth mindset plan to incorporate these ideas into… Continue reading Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan
Often times throughout my life I have planned backwards. I wanted to make a large purchase so I determined the total cost and counted backwards to determine how much and for how long I would need to save. At school, I have time sensitive paperwork that needs to be completed and mailed to families, so… Continue reading Understanding by Design