Building Relationships and Setting the Stage Before K: Transitions.

Leaders at system, district and school levels need to influence the culture and processes that support learning and working together in purposeful ways at every level of the organization if they are to produce greater learning in students. Coherence.  Michael Fullen and Joanne Quinn This summer (kicking and screaming) I am a parent in transition.... Continue Reading →

Coding, Computational Thinking and Kindergarten. #PackInTrain #RenLead

So last year I started a Coding Club...with kindergarten students. Oh it get's better-I haven't been a 'teacher' in over a decade! The Woodson Coding Club started first on a personal passion-to find out more about my son's love of robotics. This passion grew into a mission to provide our youngest learners opportunity to create,... Continue Reading →

Recalibrate.

Recalibrate meaning, definition, what is recalibrate: to make small changes to an instrument so that it measures accurately.  Cambridge English Dictionary.  Oh February.....this season of the year.  Winter conferences, family activities, indoor recess, limited daylight and germs everywhere.   At times the pace of this season can really knock me off my center.  The hours... Continue Reading →

He Said, She Said…..Can We Talk About PD?

It seems everybody is talking about Professional Development (PD), and the conversation isn’t always pretty. Suffice it to say, most people agree that PD could be better.  This blog post is dedicated to teachers and principals who want more from their professional learning. I teamed up with Dr. Brad Gustafson, principal at Greenwood Elementary in Wayzata,... Continue Reading →

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