Dr. Lodge McCammon discusses flipped classrooms and how to incorporate this modeling-based idea into professional learning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAmcveOnIM&feature=youtu.be I believe that walk and talk is a wonderful idea. I teach in a high school building and our building is on the same campus as our middle school building. Nearly every day the middle school has classes… Continue reading Let’s Walk and Talk
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?
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
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
Common sense is a quality that is generally believed to help people succeed. While watching Dr. Cross’s video, it was interesting to hear how it can actually hurt someone who is trying to make a change. Dr. Cross highlighted three myths regarding changing behavior: education changes behavior, attitudes must change in order to change… Continue reading Change Behavior
(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