Monthly Archives: December 2014

There Are No Shortcuts-Rafe Esquith

Recently I heard an amazing speaker at the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Rafe Esquith is an award winning fifth grade teacher at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles, California where he has worked in room 56 since … Continue reading

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Why Do You Teach?: What Sustains Us in Our Work

Why Do You Teach?: What Sustains Us in Our Work. As we have progressed this semester through an introduction to educational leadership, one idea has remained constant:  the importance of reflection.  We have noted what works, and what doesn’t,  and … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Failure

After leaving our last class I was curious as to what failure in the eyes of a 7th grader would look like.  Conveniently, we are just kicking off our process of setting SMART goals in our middle school, and the … Continue reading

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Test Proctoring by Lisa Micou

Ok, some of you in the course will get a giggle out of this, but I’m posting anyway.  I was intrigued by our discussion regarding test proctoring and whether teachers should proctor tests for their own classes or not.  I … Continue reading

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It Depends on the “Situation”

Situational  Leadership Styles Let’s think about how your leader is leading your building. Which one of these situational leadership styles does your leader fall under? Base on the leader in your building should you adapt to the style of your … Continue reading

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“Thank you” Not Just for Thanksgiving

As I was cleaning up the house from one holiday and transitioning to the next, I couldn’t help but think of how habitual the whole process had become.  Just 72 hours ago myself and loved ones were around the table … Continue reading

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