My Failure Resume

I have been called an “experiential learner” – that I need to fail, get hurt, and make mistakes in order to learn and change my behavior.  As an experiential learner …

Dickinson, Poe, Frost

“Poetry can indeed change lives, which can in turn change the world.” —Richard Blanco, Academy of American Poets Education Ambassador Yesterday, kicked off National Poetry Month. Poetry wasn’t really something …

That’s A Wrap

Over 10 months of planning, coordinating between venues, securing and planning food arrangements, managing RSVP’s, planning with the photographer….no I am not talking about planning a wedding, I am describing …

Adaptive School Seminar

Last spring, I was introduced to the Adaptive Schools Seminar by one of Kane County’s Chief Academic Officers.  I was intrigued by the concept of adaptive schools and so I …

Move Your Body

I want to give a huge shout out to Julie Williams, Krissy Darm, Megan Mkrtschjan, Jennifer Landcaster, & Kate Hertz  who were the first to respond to last week’s challenge …

My Gift To You

Happy New Year!!  I hope you had a lovely holiday season and were able to enjoy some down time with family and friends.  Like most, I spend quite a bit …

Automobile University

Listen to this week’s edition of ‘The Progress Report’ in the form of a podcast by clicking the play down below!   Katie Algrim – Director of Innovative Professional Learning …

The Secret Stash

As a teacher and administrator I admit….I had a secret stash of supplies (full disclosure-I still have a stash in my office at the ROE, see image to the right)! …