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Getting It Right–Part IV: Circle Back

Getting it wrong is a dead end… unless… Working to get it right is a you-turn. Have you ever made a mistake? Have you ever said something you wanted to Read more…


The Bad Model

Over the years, I’ve tried so hard to find the perfect hands-on opportunities to bring the learning to life for students and teachers alike. I didn’t just want to be Read more…


The Best Card

Last week, I went to the store to pick out a card for my wife. While scanning the shelves, I was taken aback by the overwhelming selection, the analytical shoppers Read more…


Getting It Right–Part III: Missing Information

It’s not your fault. In that moment, in that context, and with all the information you had at the time? You did the best you could. You made the right Read more…


#TwoGolds

It’s a first! Twice? I never thought I would see this in any sport–let alone the Olympics. Check it out: Such a medals-winning moment! Yet, it would not go unnoticed, Read more…


TOXIC?

Nearly by definition, educators are a passionate people. Indeed, the work is sacred. Getting it right might require unique character, values, and skills. I’m thoroughly thinking through more… perceptions as Read more…


7 Norms of Collaboration: Paraphrase

Hello, Friends! Since shifting into my new role, I find myself wanting even more time to process and reflect. I haven’t blogged or posted as much lately. However, I can’t Read more…


A Legacy That Matters: Part III

Perhaps, one of the best things to know is when it’s your time to retire, move on, or change. And then to embrace it wholeheartedly. Maybe shelter-in-place gave me a Read more…


Collegiality > Congeniality: Examples in Action

Hey, Friends! I’m still researching this whole concept. In a series of posts here and here so far, I’ve been loosely comparing collegiality to congeniality. To say the least, it’s Read more…


Collegiality > Congeniality: Empathy

Empathy. Sounds simple enough, right? Perhaps it’s one of the most popular buzzwords to ever circulate our social spaces. But what does it really mean? And how might it apply Read more…


Collegiality > Congeniality

Hey, Friends! I’ve had the absolute pleasure of learning more about professional learning communities (PLC) from a variety of sources over the years. I think the direct correlation between a Read more…


Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfections

Hello, Friends. Greetings to you from the depths of discomfort. Once a fierce fighter in a frenzy of frustration, I now sit down silently beside you as an unfinished puzzle Read more…


Article Review–Part I: Ed tech’s failure during the pandemic, and what comes after

Blogger’s Note: Friends! This Phi Delta Kappan Journal article: “Ed tech’s failure during the pandemic, and what comes after” by Justin Reich really pushed my thinking. I’m choosing a few Read more…


The Interview of a Lifetime

About ten years into my career, I was nominated for a major award in my district. Several other educators were also nominated, and I knew that the candidate field was Read more…


Judging the Science Fair

Recently, I was invited to be a science fair judge. I could barely say thank you before asking about the very important details, you know… like criteria for judging, rubrics, Read more…


Alone Together Reflection: Deep–Then Wide

Upon entering another staff meeting, online space, or professional development session later in the 2020-2021 school year, no one says a word. Complete silence. Silence to think and process. Silence Read more…