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November 25, 2014

Stevie Wonder and Strategic Multi-Tasking

I had a good weekend. Contrary to what you may believe, on the weekends, I have a strong aversion to lots of schedules, timelines, and plans. But like any person, I do have things I need to get done – both regular chores like boring errands as…

November 22, 2014

Checklists #3: Student Mastery and Student Stuff

Hey wait, did I forget to finish this series?! Yikes! Summer trainings got the best of me. I should have a checklist for my checklists. I would probably live my life in a checklist if I could. Just kidding! Sort of… In our Power of the…

November 20, 2014

Sharon’s Space Transformation

This summer in California’s Bay Area, I met Sharon, an incredible school leader. Her meeting agendas are amazing (more on that later!), she’s all about instruction, and she has a wicked sense of humor. Sharon, however, was plagued by one…

November 12, 2014

Meet Justin: The Together Farmer!

I’m smiling as I write this week’s post. I met Justin a few months ago down at IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley. I could tell he wasn’t a classroom teacher when I peered over his shoulder at his calendar—and then I got REALLY…

November 6, 2014

Meghan’s Portable File Box

Meet Meghan, another mobile educator! Meghan is an instructional coach at the early elementary level in Washington, DC. She teaches small groups, coaches teachers, and handles all kinds of other duties as needed. One of the toughest transitions…

November 5, 2014

Spotted: Adhesive Envelope Put to Creative Use!

Greg D., a school leader in Washington, DC, has this Post-It brand adhesive folder (aka the Post-it Pocket) affixed to his laptop to store and carry his stuff. The envelope holds his highlighter, phone charger and other things that are tricky to…