Open Communication

One contributing factor for successfully making significant change for us is open tw0-way communication.  This connects to transparency and honesty and strong & trusting relationships that I’ve talked about before. In addition to being available via email and for drop in conversations, our Principal (@chsprincipalJ), the Admin team and I try to have opportunities to… Read More Open Communication

Pro Tips: Level Up On Your PD

There’s nothing better than an exciting, energizing professional learning experience (okay, maybe happy hour…) and nothing can leave you wishing you were grading essays like a bad one. Often, participants find themselves wondering ‘who planned this?’ and ‘how is this useful to anyone’ while suffering through hours of professional development. If you’re planning a learning opportunity… Read More Pro Tips: Level Up On Your PD


When teachers have the opportunity to learn from their colleagues, the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. We have been hosting visits since mid-fall for other schools to come in and see our classrooms, talk with our teachers, ask questions and hear what we have done to change teaching and learning.  This week we had the first… Read More #BetterTogether