Tag Archives: reflection

Empowering Teacher Leaders

“Developing teachers as leaders is paramount to creating a positive school climate in which all students are valued. Teachers not only control the learning environment of their classroom, but they also dramatically influence the school culture and relationships with students … Continue reading

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Why Are You A Teacher?

  Every student has that “one” teacher with whom they share a connection….. Why are you a teacher? Have you asked yourself this lately? 🙂

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Whoooooo Says Formative Assessment Has To Be Boring?

I’m so excited about my new creation! 🙂 I wanted something a little different to use for formative assessment.  As an instructional coach, I often use the traditional “parking lot” as a place to gather feedback or questions during professional … Continue reading

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Science Writing Prompt: Volcanic Eruption Produces New Island Off Coast of Japan

Original source of images and story : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2511115/Volcanic-eruption-Pacific-Ocean-creates-new-island-coast-Japan.html This week, a new island was formed off the coast of Japan through the eruption of a volcano.  This is the first time this has occurred in 30 years. Watch video of the … Continue reading

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Article Reflection: Best practice for spreading innovation: Let the practitioners do it

To read the article in full visit:  http://www.kappanmagazine.org/content/95/3/39.full As I read this article, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the radical changes that are occurring at my own school over the course of  this school year. Granted, I do have … Continue reading

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The Purpose of an Instructional Coach/ Partner

So…. What is really the purpose of an instructional coach/partner? Funny enough, I asked myself that very question (many times) as I contemplated making the move from being a classroom teacher to an instructional coach.  For me, the transition seemed … Continue reading

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