Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Step one was to join the ASCD website. For those who aren't familiar, an ASCD membership is a great resource for professional development. They offer online courses, Educational Leadership magazine, and hundreds of educational books from the best minds in learning. In addition, I ordered some books about differentiation and supporting ELL students in the regular classroom, which are areas we are working on improving through our WASC accreditation process. Step two, I provided the entire faculty a short article on the power of feedback in the learning process from our new Educational Leadership subscription. I want to encourage the faculty to begin reading journals for their own improvement and growth as educators; plus, by sharing articles, we can have educational discussions about a common theme with a common language.
We have about $2200 more to spend on PD, so I'm thinking and exploring what other options could work for us. When you share, you can make a little go a long way and help everybody. Didn't a famous guy once say something like that...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I receive an email from "Apple" today. The first red flag was that it came to an account that I don't use with Apple. The second red flag went up when I followed the link and the URL was not at Apple.com. Complete scam, so please beware!
Monday, September 1, 2014
One of the best parts of my job is attending as many assemblies as possible throughout the school year. I unfortunately missed the secondary assembly where the candidates for StuCo gave their speeches, but Aysem was able to attend and take some great photos. There is another assembly in the secondary at the end of this week, so I will make sure to be there for that one. The secondary assemblies are good, but the elementary Positive Action assemblies are always a joy to attend, because the students are always super excited about the monthly awards; in addition, we have a tradition of singing our school song at the end of each assembly and the students really get into singing. It is impossible to attend these assemblies without smiling. I believe the secondary students actually feel excited about their assemblies, but it isn't cool to look like you are really into it.