Unbelievably blessed that Jennifer Kloczko pushed me to complete this challenge. She is an amazing leader, mentor and running buddy from a far. 1. What has been your ONE biggest struggle during this school year? Saying No. I admit it I am a total people 'pleaser'. Need help with an event, a project, a board member vacated...yep... Continue Reading →
Last year at Woodson we started intentionally finding ways to show our students, children, and those around us how much we care about them. This year is no different. During February Conferences each family at Woodson received the Search Institutes 150 Ways Poster and was given a challenge-choose one and do it. Our results will be posted on... Continue Reading →
With a nudge from this year's MN Pre3 Principal Leadership Series we have been looking at ways to more intentionally work with our preschool educators in our community. On Wednesday, March 9th we will put this into action with our first preK/K collaborative staff development opportunity. Goal: Create a PreK-K Literacy Workshop 1.1 Engage your learning community in understanding... Continue Reading →
In the ongoing debate about homework you can find some excellent posts and suggestions from some highly respectable leaders in the field. For example Tony Sinanis shared a three part series of how his school looks at homework from the building, teacher and parent perspective. Another #SAVMP friend-Liz shared this post about the great homework debate. And you can't... Continue Reading →
This past month I was asked to write a SmartBrief for GreyEd on our use of blogs and videos to support Kindergarten Readiness-I hope you enjoy!