Blended Learning · Coaching · Leading Organizational Change · Reflection · Significant Learning Environments

Update on Math Intervention

Well, we are almost done with the 4th quarter and, overall, I feel like my pilot group has been a success! Most of the kids have greatly improved their math content knowledge through the use of their choice of digital content. I’m sad that we are coming to an end…especially as we’ve had so much… Continue reading Update on Math Intervention

Blended Learning · Coaching · Leading Organizational Change · Professional Learning · Reflection

Is Professional Development Really Working?

Professional Development…two words that, when uttered, make a teacher groan. It has become synonymous with boring, unengaging, lectures about the latest and greatest thing in education. Teachers leave without any major takeaways and feel like they’ve wasted their time. I get it. I’ve been on both ends of sitting in a “sit and get” style… Continue reading Is Professional Development Really Working?

Blended Learning · Coaching · Leading Organizational Change · Reflection

Why Our Motto (Failing Forward) is so Appropriate…

They say that hindsight is 20/20 and I feel that is definitely true in my school. I assumed so much about teacher beliefs and foundations at the start of this implementation. I assumed that teachers had an accurate understanding about formative assessment and its use in the classroom. I assumed that teachers had moved past… Continue reading Why Our Motto (Failing Forward) is so Appropriate…

Blended Learning · Coaching · Significant Learning Environments

Aligning Outcomes, Assessments, and Activities

One of the biggest challenges in working with teachers is making sure that you understand where they are coming from. I need to be able to “walk the walk”.  I’ve been focusing on significant learning environments but have not taught a unit while addressing the new things I’ve learned. So, I wanted to develop a… Continue reading Aligning Outcomes, Assessments, and Activities