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 A Principal’s Playlist.
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.
As a school leader there can be so many priorities and so many fires to put out in a day. Just yesterday I had a beautifully laid out schedule that included time to finalize my evaluation lists for the year, review my Friday Focus and get out to the playground….and then one of the wheels fell … Continue reading Creating Intentional Classroom Time as a Leader. #KidsDeserveIt
And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. —Raymond Carver Dean James Ryan’s Harvard Graduation Speech In one of my @Voxer conversations this YouTube video came up. Now this link has been … Continue reading Dean James Ryan’s 5 Essential Questions
PBIS-Four letters that can evoke different thoughts and feelings from teachers, leaders, students and parents. If implemented well-it works. If not-stakeholders are left with a bad taste of the system of supports that was not fully explained or fully implemented. PBIS is more than tickets and parties, it is a prevention based school wide approach … Continue reading PBIS: Four Steps Towards Implementation
http://www.educatorslead.com/jessicacabeen/ Jessica Cabeen is the principal of Woodson Kindergarten Center in Austin, Minnesota. Jessica has an interesting career path that I will let her share with you in the interview, but in the end she became a school administrator because of her heart for children. Jessica holds a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy from University … Continue reading Educators Lead Podcast: Jessica Cabeen
We all share a responsibility to be sure children’s engagement with screen media supports early learning and the development of the whole child. NAEYC’s Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years When you think of handing technology over to young children in this the picture that initially comes to mind? Creating opportunities for teachers, … Continue reading Batteries May Be Required. Tech Tools in the Early Learning Years.
There are really at least 20 reasons why I am not looking forward to Wednesday, June 8th at 12:10pm when the final bell rings for the 2015-16 school year at Woodson. But tonight I can narrow it down to four. 1. My new found PLN. It is crazy to think that I started the Voxer … Continue reading Why I Really Don’t Want This School Year to End.
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! Continue reading Use blogs, video to build parent partnerships #SAVMP #PrincipalsinAction