Using Technology to Present “The Four C’s of Supporting New Teachers” – Resident Educator Tips and Tricks #CFS2016

On June 13th and 14th, I was fortunate enough to be able to present at the Battelle for Kids “Connect for Success” conference at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University. My Curriculum Teammates and I presented on “The Four C’s of Supporting New Teachers,” which revolved around our Resident Educator program in Massillon City […]

All My Best Lessons Are The Ones I Haven’t Taught… Yet.

I so envy my child. He’s 8 years old, and the minute his head hits the pillow at night, he’s out. Peaceful slumber. How does he do that? When I lie awake at night, I often rehearse the day’s events. I should have said _____. I should have done _____ differently. Why didn’t I tell […]

We Shape Our (Technology) Tools, and Then Our (Technology) Tools Shape Us

Innovation is Not About Stuff, It’s About Our Way of Thinking We often hear about this new innovation that we HAVE to purchase. If we purchase this program, this tool, this technology, it will TRANSFORM the way we do things. And then we wonder how we ended up with all this useless, outdated stuff, laying […]

What is Your Personal Mission As An Educational Leader?

Q: What do you want your students to do? You might say “learn all the material” or “be kind to each other” or “work well together” or “understand the curriculum.” Your school may have a mission statement. “Prepare learners of the future.” “Inspire all students.” “Develop College and Career Readiness.” “Empower all Students to Become […]

Go-To Strategies for High School Teachers

One of the best parts of my job is providing teachers with professional development that gives them the time and resources to extend what they are doing in their classes. Today, we had a wonderful day of collaboration time with our TBTs (Teacher-Based Teams), and consultants from Creative Leadership Solutions. Each TBT was working on […]

Success Doesn’t Come From Buzzwords – Great Schools Do Not Happen Overnight

It’s easy to envy successful schools. People look at them, and say things like “Of course they are successful. They have _________.” A wealthy community. Lots of resources. A strong Parent-Teacher Organization. Technology. A visionary leader. No diversity. This list is limitless. But successful schools are not built overnight. You can’t drop a textbook, a […]

Tips, Tools, & Best Practices for #EdTech Trainers & Coaches

The Technology Integration Leaders of Ohio (TILO) put on our first Google on Air Hangout last night. We are a group of technology leaders in education who are looking to help school districts improve in their technology use. Part of our mission is to professionally develop the tech integration specialists and coaches in Ohio. It […]

Does Online Education Deepen the Divide Between Quality Education and Ease of Use?

In an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education, the author suggests that leaders in education believe that online education is critical – to all types of colleges, that hybrid courses (part online, part in class) are just as good as face-to-face classes, and that most professors (72%) […]