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
The videos this week hit home for me. I enjoy telling stories just as much as I enjoy hearing them. I like telling a story and seeing people’s reactions, and I also like hearing my colleagues or my students share a story with me that they are excited about. Telling a story is an effective… Continue reading Promoting Alternative PL
(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
Previously, I developed and shared a plan on how I would use the Influencer model to implement ePortfolios in order to assist the special education students in my building with developing and reflecting on their post-secondary transition plans. Now, this week, I am incorporating the 4DX plan which was created by Chris McCHesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling. The… Continue reading 4 Disciplines of Execution
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?