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Living in a Beginner’s Mindset

As I wrote about last month, being in a new job is hard. There is so much to learn, new people to work with, and challenges that arise. It is a change that can be scary and overwhelming, so much … Continue reading

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When you know better…

Learning isn’t simply an activity to help us get a job and earn a living in life. We are creatures who have adapted to change through knowledge over the course of our history. The human brain has been studied heavily, … Continue reading

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To Those Starting A New Job This School Year…

Well, I’m officially one month into my new position as Director of Technology and Personalized Learning in the Verona Area School District! I am one of many educators making a move this summer to a new position and/or district. It … Continue reading

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Being AWESOME is a Choice

This came across my Twitter feed this morning: It gave me pause to think about what it means to be “awesome.” Originally a word that appeared in the Oxford Dictionary in 1598 to mean awe-inspiring, awesome became an overused slang … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

As teachers, we often talk about teachable moments – those unplanned opportunities in the classroom to share our thoughts, insights, or wisdom with our students. Teachable moments can be fleeting. If you don’t take advantage of the opportunity, it’s gone in … Continue reading

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Asking Why: The Power of Questions

Have you ever noticed how many questions young children ask? Raising my own two children, I was amazed at their persistence in finding answers to their questions. ‘Why’ seemed to be the most popular question. Children ask questions to understand … Continue reading

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The Impact of your Words

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” – Anita Roddick Your words are powerful. As a teacher or administrator, you use them to impact students, parents, and … Continue reading

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