This post is the first blog focus for members of #savmp or School Administrator Virtual Mentor Program. I am so excited to learn and grow as a leader through this mentor program. Why do I lead? I wish I had some moving and inspirational story or answer to this question. I'm afraid I do… Continue reading Why I Lead. #savmp
As I run and cook (not at the same time, but I am a mom/elementary principal and have mastered the "doing a zillion things at once" trick...so maybe I'll try run-cooking in the future, not today.) for this glorious day with family and good food, I have some quiet time to THINK for a while… Continue reading T. H. A. N. K. F. U. L.
Recently, I have had the honor of writing the "Tech Talk" article for the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration's (CCOSA) publication, Better Schools. I thought it was only fitting to post an adapted version to my blog. (Especially since posts have been sparse the last few months.) If you have resources of the technological… Continue reading Using Tech to Collaborate, Communicate and Innovate
I've recently begun to experiment with flipping my teacher meetings. Actually, I came across the whole concept of flipped classroom instruction through participation in the #oklaed chat a year or so ago. At that time, I remember thinking to myself, "How could I take this concept and apply it with my staff?" I also begin… Continue reading When You Flip, and it Flops. Lessons Learned from Flipping my Leadership.
This post is a collaboration between Adam Welcome and I. Adam is an awesome Principal in California, and we met at the NAESP Conference in Long Beach this summer. Adam and I were talking on Voxer about Back to School and what it's like in our schools when we're ramping up for each year. I'm pretty… Continue reading Top 10 To-Do’s for Back to School!
I remember the day I entered the "World of Twitter" like it was yesterday. It was not, however. I was one of those Facebookers who was only slightly curious about Twitter. I mean, Facebook had it all, I thought. I could catch up with old/current friends and classmates, post pictures of my beautiful children, and… Continue reading Learning to Connect Becomes Connecting to Learn
I have seen many blog posts and tweets about using social media in education. Educators are being encouraged to become "connected" through twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. The possibilities are becoming more and more endless by the minute. I recently read Scott Haselwood's blog post, Social Media, No Computer, No Problem! and decided that it was time to get… Continue reading Social Media is a BIG Deal for a SMALL School.