Evaluation Epidemic

The ROE’s training room has been booked 8 of the past 10 business days with workshops and Administrator Academies.  Yes, it is a busy time of year with teacher license …

Stop the Madness

As an educator, I am constantly in shock of how many meetings we are“required” to attend.  Faculty meetings, data team meetings, PLCs, curriculum/team meetings, PTO meetings, parent/teacher conferences,  committee meetings, …

Ah…The End of May

Early in my career I couldn’t wait for May, not because I had survived another year and was one step closer to my tenure, although that was definitely an added …

Summer Slide

Most students, and educators, for that matter have started to count down the days until summer break.  I’ve seen many creative ways of doing this on Twitter/Pinterest – alphabet countdowns, …

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 …