How a Kindergarten Center is Amazing with Jessica Cabeen Transformative Principal 099

http://www.transformativeprincipal.org/?s=Jessica+Cabeen   Overview:  Woodson has been an all-day everyday Kindergarten Center for the past 11 years.  In the past 4 years enrollment has fluctuated between 360–425 students (currently about 385 with our preschool class).  51% of our students are students of color, and we have a 61% free and reduced lunch student population.  We have... Continue Reading →

Unconventional Leadership: Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast.

http://betterleadersbetterschools.com/jessica-cabeen/ Jessica Cabeen has been a Kindergarten Principal in Austin Minnesota for the past 5 years.  Previous to this she was an assistant middle school principal and special education supervisor.  Her teaching career included work in special education and as a music therapist.  She facilitates the Minnesota P3 Principal Leadership series as well the Principal Academy through the... 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 →

20 ’17’ Ways to Create a Positive Classroom Environment-*hint it starts with the adults as learners*.

Last year over break I worked on the 20 '16' ways-this year I took a little turn on the post.  In order to really make a positive impact for students-it is key that we as the adults are coming from a place of positivity, mutual appreciation and respect for others as well. During the 2016-17 school year... Continue Reading →

SPAM and the Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset

Yes, I am attempting to draw parallels between George Couros  The Innovators Mindset and a Midwest Icon...SPAM®. This spring our district created a hashtag and started a summer book study on George's book...the hashtag-well of course:  #SPAMTownEdChat. This past week one of the questions we all dove into was the following: Question #5:  How Might You Create and... Continue Reading →

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