leading 400 kindergartners during the 2014 Holiday Sing I have been reading all the amazing leader’s posts on #SAVMP on why they lead. These leaders are inspiring, articulate and focused on why they do what they do and I am excited to be a small part of this large and important work. So why do … Continue reading Why I Lead #SAVMP
“Play is the Highest Form of Research”–Albert Einstein. This month during our ‘Flipped’ Staff Meeting the Play Center Committee wanted to take a little time to dig in a little deeper into the following question: How can we further enhance play skills for our students? Please watch the following YouTube clip prior to the December … Continue reading Got Play? Highlighting the Importance of Play with Kindergarteners.
During the 2015-16 School Year we have had the chance to really dig into our professional calling to teach. We have done this using Dr. Adam Saenz’s book The Power of a Teacher. These series of posts reflect the extension work we did in our school book club. Key #2 Set and Maintain Good Maintain Good … Continue reading Occupational Wellbeing-In Box Zero
The picture above was our oldest son about 5 years ago. Now thank goodness that was really before the selfie craze as you would have seen a freaked out mom watching her son being ‘dropped’ into the deep end. But I have looked back at this picture with a little bit of envy of that … Continue reading Jumping in…without a noodle #SAVMP 2015-16
During the 2015-16 School Year we have had the chance to really dig into our professional calling to teach. We have done this using Dr. Adam Saenz’s book The Power of a Teacher. These series of posts reflect the extension work we did in our school book club. Setting appropriate boundaries between work and personal … Continue reading Occupational Wellbeing-Reclaiming the Margins between School and Home.
Do you remember the book “The Outsiders?”. For me that was some of my first experiences learning about ‘those kids’ (aka ‘at risk’, ‘trouble’). Growing up I do remember ‘that kid’ in my grade-but in my years in education it seems that at some point in our recent history that kid became those kids and some days … Continue reading The Complexity of a Kindergartner…Today.