Sunday, January 27, 2013

Student to Teacher Feedback - Going to "look for it." It's there!

This weeks challenge will be a simple one.  To get into three to four classrooms and find authentic feedback from students to teachers.  As an ongoing "look for" in our building and district improvement plan, it will not be difficult to find feedback in many forms and many variations.  The goal though will be to find the format of  where students giving rich, meaningful, best practice feedback that will alter a teachers method of preparing for their day. 

I have been so impressed with the way my staff embraces the use of feedback in their instruction.  They have gone out of their way to learn what it should look like, what it should sound like and what it will do for students (and teachers) as part of the teaching and learning process. I am sure it will be a fun week full of affirmation. 

Remember, if it wasn't important, we wouldn't be "looking for it"!

A great read from Educational Leadership.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Education and Technology

January 22, 2013

Today was a day in which I learned two very important things:

1.  Star Wars offers so much when it comes to the world of Leadership.
2.  My teachers continue to surprise me with their passion for technology. 

The first I give credit to an article I stumbled upon while scrolling through twitter:…
Depending on your age, and your appreciation for everything in the Force, I guarantee you send the link on to at least 3 other people.  I did.  It makes so much sense!

Technology is in the schools.  My school!  I have asked alot of my teachers and many have given alot back.  As I entered a classroom this morning to conduct a walk through, there was a sign taped to the outside that greeted the students.  It read, simply, "BYOD FOURTH PERIOD". 

It's a start, I am impressed.

Off to the rest of the day!