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Influencer Strategy

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

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What’s Your Why

 (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

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Creating Significant Learning Environments with Growth Mindset Learners

(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

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Developing a Growth Mindset within my ePortfolio Innovation Plan

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

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Change is a process, not an event

In education, disruptive innovation serves as a catalyst for change. As change goes, most people do not like it, so incorporating disruptive innovations can be faced with challenges. In education specifically, resistance to change will surface from administration and faculty alike, which could prevent innovations from even being discussed. It is important, however, to fight… Continue reading Change is a process, not an event