Monthly Archives: September 2013

Instructional Conversations

Today, I am sitting in the Glen Allen High School’s Community Room for an ITRT Professional Development. The main theme for our day is centered around Modeling and Coaching Development. Amos Fodchuk from Advanced Learning Partnership is the moderator for … Continue reading

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Leadership and Playdough

You can learn about people when you give them a can of playdough and tell them to create. I find it fascinating that no matter what your age, playdough makes everything much more exciting. Kuddos to the group the playdough … Continue reading

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5 Steps of Service

The TED Talk “Why Do People Buy Apple Products” intrigued me. While I am a full supporter of Apple due to the simplicity and ease of their products, I found it interesting that many people buy in to the way … Continue reading

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The Value of Listening.

The majority of leaders probably have perfected the skills of talking and directing. They may even say that communicating is their strength, but can they listen? Communicating is a joint, shared, cooperative conversation. If you only give out information and … Continue reading

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Keeping Improvement in Mind

In my search for a great article on leadership, I came across Keeping Improvement in Mind by Paul Mielke and Tony Frontier. This article truly spoke to me because it mirrored many of the conversations discussed in both EDUC 601 and EDUC … Continue reading

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Surviving Leadership

I am a huge fan of the show Survivor. One of the things that is most intriguing is not the fact that they are on a “stranded island” starving for food and competing in challenges. The most intriguing part is … Continue reading

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Good Failures

This article discusses the importance of teaching resilience, tenacity and grit to students in order for them to succeed in life. A 2013 U.S. Department of Education Report, Promoting Grit, tenacity, and perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in 21st century … Continue reading

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