Category: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth

What is Essential in Professional Development?

As I prepared for my blog post this week, the word ‘essential’ kept running through my mind.  What does e-s-s-e-n-t-i-a-l mean?   How is it used in our world today?  How does its real world use relate to school professional development?  I think we would all agree about what is considered an essential when we travel…


Pack the Essentials

When you go on a trip, you intentionally pack certain items to take along.  Doing this helps you feel comfortable and prepared to get the most out of the trip.  Travel sites abound with tips of what to take, what to leave at home, and how to solve the most common dilemmas.  This fall, I’ve…


Fostering a Future Ready District

The triggering question for this module was, “How do we define 21st century learning, and how can we use the definition in our coaching work?”  When I think of 21st century learning, I think of the ending of the year 2000 and the Y2K worry of whether technology would survive the transition to January 1,…


How I Intend to Improve My Game

I purchased this sign for my office.  It caught my eye the minute I entered a cute shop in Puyallup, Washington a few weeks ago.  I circles back to look at it three times.  The statement obviously intrigued me.  I like baseball, but I wouldn’t call myself a big fan.  The sign was in the…


I’m Going to Be a Twitter Chatterbox!

    Okay not really, but the title seemed catchy.  For my GCP I’m hosting a Twitter Chat.  I’m excited about being the host for a newly formed chat that came to life at NCCE 2016!  While I’ve attended Twitter chats, I’ve never been a host.  The session will be Tuesday, May 2nd from 8-9…


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