It’s the end of December and everyone is ready for a long winter break. It’s that time of year when the to-do lists at home are long and the tempers at school grow short. One might assume that a day long inservice session, set for December 20th, is a recipe for disaster.
Enter St. Lucie educators - bubbly, enthusiastic and eager to learn! Twenty five educators drift into the computer lab at district office. Soon they learn they will be the first district cadre to…Continue
Posted on April 19, 2013 at 3:20pm
In late August, I had the delightful opportunity to present to educators at Lake Superior State University during an inservice day planned by our friends at the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) ISD in Michigan. After the session, a couple of new acquaintances suggested I enjoy the beautiful…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:22pm — 1 Comment
It’s that time of year again, when kids across the nation head back to school, full of hope and anticipation. Shiny hallways, uncluttered classrooms, anxious smiles - a perfect time for International Dot Day – a reminder that each and every day we have an opportunity to expand students’ horizons and encourage them to make their own unique mark on the world.
Reading The Dot always takes me back to my undergrad years as an elementary education major. With fear and…Continue
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment
As the school year comes to a close for districts across the nation, I’d like to pause for a moment to honor a group of dedicated educators I encountered in early May at Manatee County School District in Florida. In many ways, they exemplify the many educators…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 1:03am