Here's what I've observed in my 17 years taking yoga. A great teacher lets you know where you're going and then offers you the alternatives so you learn to do what's right for you to get there. Along your learning journey, they adjust...
Last year I spent about 3 hours with each grade level team looking at the standards in each unit and pacing them out - very roughly - throughout the year. Where we fell short was in pacing out the standards within each unit. Pace (Oxford): ~ do something at a slow and steady rate or … Continue reading Post-It Note Unit Planning
When I began my website, I started writing posts that I was either too nervous to actually submit to the interwebs or that I was simply planning on saving for a rainy day. I found this gem from 5 years ago... I recently had a meeting with a principal that left me quite upset. It … Continue reading Discovering Equity in Action – Systemic Oppression & Coaching
I believe that: ~To be a successful leader & educator, every choice you make needs to be aligned with your values ~To be a successful coach, you need to listen with your full heart. ~Love & Grace sometimes require hard, honest conversations. My father in law recently posted an article about the ban on suspensions … Continue reading Coaching for Equity – with family
One of the reasons I struggle with blogging is because I have so many small thoughts. I guess it's a little ADHD. Have a conversation with me and I rarely stay on a single topic without jumping all over the place. Even now, I see the little Twitter symbol and I'm tempted to pause and … Continue reading “Will they pass to 4th grade?”
Wow! NCSM never fails to fill me with feels, challenge me to expand my learning, and inspire me to fight the good fight! Just when I was feeling completely disheartened and ready to give up… The PEOPLE!! Never in my life have I been surrounded by so many insanely talented educators who are all eager … Continue reading NCSM Day 3 ~ Reflections
Have I mentioned how much I love NCSM? The organization, their mission, their values, the people, and most of all the conference. I typically say "NCSM" and mean the conference, but they are so much more. And all who work tirelessly to put this conference together deserve due credit. I'm always inspired hearing Marc Garneau … Continue reading NCSM Day 2 ~ Reflections
For Session Materials: NCSM 2019 and CASEL CDI 2019CMC South 2019CMC North 2019 I was assigned the task of finding a visual pattern that would only take 15 minutes to facilitate during our NCSM presentation. Boy, did this send me down a rabbit hole! Jump in with me! Keep scrolling... don't miss the best part! … Continue reading #VisualBrickPatterns