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March 24, 2020

Oops I did it again. I played with my phone. Got caught up in a text…but, unfortunately, I wasn’t jamming to Britney, I was in a meeting and totally missed what my colleague was saying to me. I don’t normally have my phone out during meetings, but I felt very busy and...

February 11, 2020

Collaboration is important and reflection is key to being a decent leader.

I felt that DePriest deserved a leader that could change the traditional way teachers networked. It is easy to find yourself feeling isolated and defeated when you have no one to compare yourself...

December 17, 2019

I observed a bilingual classroom yesterday. The teacher was in Spanish-only mode as indicated by the green scarf she was wearing at the time . I could only understand maybe one out of every five words that she said. 

Despite the language barrier though, I understood exa...

December 3, 2019

 Photo credit: Anonymous Fulcrum Employee Who Can't Cook

I’m not much of a cook - and by that I mean that I don’t cook much and I don’t cook well. So, it wasn’t surprising when I tried cooking pancakes for the first time and ended up with a charred circle in the pa...

November 20, 2017

Late last year, I was sitting in an Instructional Leadership Team meeting at one of our partner schools, EPIC Academy, talking with the coaches about how their teachers were responding to their feedback coming out of weekly coaching meetings. We had been working all ye...

September 21, 2015

The school year has undeniably begun! The weather is cooling. Weekends are consumed with football. Pumpkin-flavored everything is everywhere. And teachers’ excitement from the first few days of school is settling in for the long haul.

Much of how that excitement settles...