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Applying the Influencer Strategy

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

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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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Aligning Outcomes, Assessment, and Activities

Aligning outcomes, activities, and assessments are the most important parts that teachers need to consider when planning lessons. However, doing so in a time period where teachers are inundated with state assessment requirements and scores is not an easy task. Teachers will need to design their lessons with alignment in mind. By using Fink’s Self-Directed… Continue reading Aligning Outcomes, Assessment, and Activities