Hello everyone, although I have many thoughts about the leadership (or lack of it) being shown amidst the Covid 19, looting and rioting situations, I am taking a break from that topic until I get my thoughts a little more organized. This week I was introduced to some research from John Hattie which I found very interesting – and a little counter cultural. I particularly liked his challenge of the system when he stated that in his opinion and research it seemed like much of what gets debated about school systems doesn’t really matter that much…… Continue reading “Where’s the Leadership”
So we are quickly approaching the end of the school year and continuing to adapt to the continued challenges and opportunities presented by remote learning and continued quarantining…… Continue reading “End of School Year (and of Quarantining?)”
So reflecting back on my last post and the recent reading about Leadership it seems like there is a real-life case study unfolding right before us on many different levels – the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, the longer this goes on the more I see actions and comments that are exactly the opposite of Leadership. Continue reading “Leadership Challenge”
Well, more time on my hands and taking another course which touts the benefits of getting more familiar with blogging (it is actually a good idea – the challenge for me is just making sure that what I am writing about is relevant and engaging!). Easier to start this time given that I have a (very) little experience with blogging and the fact that we all likely find ourselves under some sort of “quarantine” at the moment. Continue reading “Remote Learning (and blogging again)”
We received an update this afternoon on how our schools were planning on handling students who want to join the planned protest on Wednesday in support of the victims of the recent Parkland tragedy. It sparked a lot of discussion and as expected a broad range of opinions. In summary it seems like most of the discussion was primarily in two specific areas……
Ok, so I have been thinking about this (somewhat tangential) blog post for awhile and with no school this past week had some additional time to follow the press coverage and read a bit more on the subject. Isn’t it time to start trying some really different strategies to solve the violence against school problem?
Another week of the school year completed and now we head into our Winter break. Along with some Spring weather (70 or so degrees) followed the next afternoon with afternoon highs in the 30s and an inch of snow! Oh well, life in New England and I really do enjoy the changing seasons and weather…… Continue reading “Mishmash of Thoughts……”
First, let me start by saying that I love technology……. I am also acutely aware that I am a laggard when it comes to social media adoption. And the fact that may would view those two statements as contradictory is not lost on me as a I type them here on my blog. (OMG, I really now have my very own blog – that’s certainly something I never thought I would have or need!) Continue reading “Information Overload”
My first foray into actively creating a social media identity (even if it’s not completely of my own volition)….. I am trying to keep it mind that it is often things such as this effort that we look back on favorably. And yes, I also realize it is 2017 and that nearly everyone over the age of 7 has a social media presence!