2022’s Annual Upper School Mini-Conference

If you’ve been a reader of my blog, you know that we do an annual conference in the Upper School at Woodward Academy each year. It’s one of my favorite things to plan and host with our Innovation Team. There is nothing more powerful, in my opinion, than personalized professional learning options led by theContinue reading “2022’s Annual Upper School Mini-Conference”

Using art to build community

It’s important now, more than ever, that we determine ways to gather in community in our schools. Our teachers need it and our leaders need it. Mental health and stress levels have been challenged significantly these past few years, and never has it been more evident that we need to fellowship in community in orderContinue reading “Using art to build community”

Alex’s Top 5 Tools To Keep In A Post-Pandemic World

If there is one thing that has come to light since the pandemic first began, it’s the need to engage learners in new ways. Some schools have students learning both in person and at home, while others are all virtual. Regardless of where you find yourself and your own classroom, the need to find creativeContinue reading “Alex’s Top 5 Tools To Keep In A Post-Pandemic World”

Teachers Teaching Teachers

Too often, we sit through professional development workshops that are not aligned to our interests or designed to actually meet the needs of OUR students. I’m not talking about the workshops that are required by law or the district. I get it, those have to have happen. I’m talking about the professional development workshops andContinue reading “Teachers Teaching Teachers”

Pandemic Ponderings

Well, as I type this, we are STILL facing the COVID-19 global pandemic. I’ll be honest, I said to myself back in March when this all began that by June or July, this would be a thing of the past. Boy, was I wrong! I’ve had the chance to read and reflect during this time,Continue reading “Pandemic Ponderings”