Being comfortable with being uncomfortable means that you are willing to experience change, take some risks, learn something new, or to try a different way of doing something. As teachers, I think we experience being uncomfortable in a variety of ways pretty frequently. I’m a high school teacher so I am always learning something new… Continue reading Being comfortable with being uncomfortable
The OCSB video showed footage from a teacher-led professional learning session. It was highlighted several times throughout the video that this opportunity allowed teachers to express their needs and ask for assistance, to share the ideas or knowledge that they had, and to have a hands-on approach to their continued learning. In thinking about this… Continue reading Collaborating
(image retrieved from lewisboe.com) It’s always been a running a joke among my colleagues and I that none of us would ever want to give a presentation to a room full of teachers. We always have to-do lists, we never have free time, we always needs to speak with a colleague about a student, we… Continue reading What really works when it comes to PD?
It is relatively well known that people do not necessarily like change. Many of us are comfortable in our day to day lives, so when a change occurs we are often resistant to it for fear of losing our consistency. However, change is an important part of growing - as an individual, as a professional,… Continue reading Applying the 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