Monthly Archives: October 2017

Day 32 (of 186) is the consequence realistic?

Day 32 (of 186) is the consequence realistic? We always have to be mindful of how we are reacting to students needing an ‘out’ – after all, we lose credibility when we sentence consequences that cannot be followed up with … Continue reading

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Day 31 (of 186) gotta read to lead 

Day 31 (of 186) gotta read to lead Got a friend who passionately stands by this statement. Educational leaders need to read to see what is happening in education to understand why it is happening.  This week I encountered a … Continue reading

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Day 30 (of 186) when the lights go down in the classroom

Day 30 (of 186) when the lights go down in the classroom   With all due respect to Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RzgH9x4-Vk we had a power failure today at school – and it reminded me of an earlier time when the power went out … Continue reading

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Day 29 (of 186) give them an out

Day 27 (of 186) give them an out What you don’t learn in teacher training (from A Classroom of One by @theweirdteacher Doug Robertson) that resonates with me today: give them an out. Do not escalate. You will read it. … Continue reading

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Day 28 (of 186) Book Review – A Classroom of One by @theweirdteacher

Day 28 (of 186) Book Review – A Classroom of One by @theweirdteacher     I think it’s fair to say that whether you are applying to enter a teacher-training program or entering “another” decade of the craft, reflection on … Continue reading

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Day 27 (of 186) a whistle by any other name…. a reminder about noises 

Day 27 (of 186)  a whistle by any other name…. a reminder about noises  I picked up my son – and he was at the truck door sooner than I expected. His teacher has been enabling him (in a good … Continue reading

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Day 26 (of 186) #IMMOOC post – I used to, now I….

Day 26 (of 186) #IMMOOC post – I used to, now I….   This blog prompt from the ongoing #IMMOOC resonates with me a great deal….in large part because I have opened doors that I can’t close, such as:   … Continue reading

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