I love music. Love it so much my first degree wasn't in education-it was in Music Therapy. I know the many ways music can heal, inspire, encourage and support people through all sorts of seasons. So this post is a sort of 'Sonata of Songs' for school. To see if you are ready -click this... Continue Reading →
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 →
These past few months have been busy. Between meetings, conferences, family commitments and travel it has been a long time since I have seen white space on the calendar for any day of the week. During the last week or so I have been reaching out to other leaders to find ideas and ways to... Continue Reading →
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 →
During the past two years our school staff has gone #ALLIN using the PLC model. The work of these teams is incredible. From creating actionable SMART goals to developing comprehensive common formative assessments in reading and math (with 15 sections of the same grade in the same school) our journey has been fast and exciting.... Continue Reading →
During my #MiracleMorning I have gathering a few WordSwags and other graphics that have challenged and changed how I lead-feel free to use!
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 →
Honored to spend time with Daniel Bauer and discuss what it takes to lead a little differently to meet the needs of students today. Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast.
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 →