What do you think of when you think about your personal experiences with your school principals? Did he/she know your name? Did you see them out and about in the school, events and in the community? Was going to the Principal’s office the worst thing that could happen in your school career? So many … Continue reading Get silly…..and get over it.
Last Friday I had the opportunity to spend the day with a mentor, and now friend, Jen Hegna. During our day she mentioned my ‘tech abilities’ which I shrugged off multiple times-but on that day it had me really thinking: “Why do I dismiss my abilities in technology so easily?”. Age really has NOTHING to do … Continue reading 3 Misconceptions of Being a “Tech Leader”
A recent article in the Star Tribune highlights the increasing demands on teachers, students and families during the first year of school. Kindergarten is Becoming the New First Grade has been said many times during the past few years, however increased academic expectations can be met with developmentally appropriate instructional strategies…play included. The benefits of play … Continue reading Play in the “New 1st Grade” #MNP3Principals
“Don’t forget to be nice, don’t forget to be good. Don’t forget to be, don’t forget to be thankful….don’t forget!” lyrics from Thankful Music K-8 As we transitioned from Halloween to the upcoming Holiday Sing-“Thankful” was one of the first songs I started to teach the students at Woodson last week. The lyrics really fell … Continue reading Thankful #SAVMP Reflection