Monthly Archives: March 2016

Notes from Flat Army by Dan Pontefract @dpontefract

Notes from Flat Army by Dan Pontefract @dpontefract A very enjoyable read about leadership – with a flair for empowering & building leadership capacity in others (if not “all”) which is a model I have continued to try to support … Continue reading

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Spring Break Repeat: maybe I should write a mini-book on anxiety in education…

Spring Break Repeat: maybe I should write a mini-book on anxiety in education… While watching my younger girl at a soccer camp, I had a Twitter chat with a a member of my #PLN who is going though what I … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: repeat blog & links for teachers-to-be

Spring Break 2016: repeat blog & links for teachers-to-be Going to repeat some blogs from this year with some additional links/supports. Today I did a mock interview for a teacher candidate (formerly known as a student teacher) who just got … Continue reading

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Day 125 (of 183) natural deadlines aka spring break

Day 125 (of 183) natural deadlines aka spring break​ When it comes to deadlines, I like the ‘real’ ones. When there is a natural break or end. In our case Spring Break. Most of my staff is using eportfolios so … Continue reading

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Day 124 (of 183) when a child lets you know you’re important

Day 124 (of 183) when a child lets you know you’re important​ Sometimes it’s the surprises that mean the most. Today one of my girls came up to me with a little something….    She encouraged me to open it … Continue reading

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Day 123 (of 183) not always as easy as 1-2-3 (see what I did there?)

Day 123 (of 183) not always as easy as 1-2-3     It’s never a good thing when the bus driver motions at you to pull over long after everyone has gone home and you’re heading out (I’d say home, … Continue reading

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Day 122 (of 183) sometimes there’s underwear in the middle of the hallway

Day 122 (of 183) sometimes there’s underwear in the middle of the hallway Love texts that bring out interesting wonders. How does someone “lose” their underwear? True we had a few kids need to change because they found the mud … Continue reading

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Day 121 (of 183) time change….ugh

Day 121 (of 183) time change….ugh Maybe I’m a bit jealous that other districts are on spring break right now….I know they’ll be jealous of us when we are “off” enjoying the 2 degree warmer weather! But if nothing else, … Continue reading

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Day 120 (of 183) reflections of a student teacher leaving us (part one)

Day 120 (of 183) reflections of a student teacher leaving us (part one) We have two teacher candidate/student teacher with our school. The first just had his last day with us (thus the part one in the title). We get … Continue reading

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Day  119 (of 183) words matter in anxiety; a positive-response-plan – w a blog borrowed from Renee Jain, MAPP

Day 119  (of 183) words matter in anxiety; a positive-response-plan – w a blog borrowed from Renee Jain, MAPP Working with anxiety at school and home, I know that words matter. Especially as distractions but also as reinforcements. I also … Continue reading

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