As the first on her father’s side to finish high school, and after ten years becoming the first on her mother’s side to graduate college, a sense of initiative served as the foundation to Secretary McCulloch’s career. After graduating, she began teaching and at the same time became involved in campaign work. “Have you ever wanted something but thought if you said it out loud it would sound foolish?” said Secretary McCulloch, describing her initial thoughts about becoming an elected official. She now admits she was embarrassed to ever have thought that. “As women, we constantly underestimate our abilities. We are our own worst critic when we should be our number one cheerleader,” she said.
Deb deVries, co-founder and President of Girls Thinking Global, and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, were interviewed on Education Talk Radio by program host Larry Jacobs.
In an earlier webinar, John Wink shared his Excellence in Every Classroom framework (EIEC), and how teachers can reach excellence through the Hierarchy of Learning. In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Leadership 3.0 community, John returned to challenge educators to kick off the new school year with more clarity and support within the EIEC framework by: Leveraging technology to provide 24/7 professional learning for educators; Ensuring consistency from classroom to classroom in the school-wide expectations for behavior and learning; Developing relationships with all students in the first 20 days of school; Optimizing instructional time so that students can reach more rigorous levels of cognitive engagement.
What can apps teach you about leadership? It may not be what you expect! In this edWeb.net Essential Elements for Digital Learning community Jeff Mao explored leadership at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives.
Dr. Robert Dillon shared a variety of ideas and action steps that schools are taking to grow the connectedness of their classrooms. Connected classrooms amplify learning through the use of technology tools, while helping provide students with choice, voice, and an authentic audience, as they showcase their new learning about the interconnectivity of people, place, and planet.
Being a school leader is more than just being a manager. When it comes to evaluations and reflecting on current practices, it is important for a school leader to be a coach. What is effective coaching? How can school leaders be better coaches?
New Jersey Library Media Specialist Laura Fleming introduced the Maker Movement and provided tips on how you can create a makerspace in your own school. An overview of makerspaces and how they foster experimentation, invention, creation, exploration, and STEM/STEAM-related concepts were examined.
Digital devices and technologies are slowly taking over our classrooms. More and more each day, teachers and students are utilizing these resources to enhance teaching and learning. For school leaders, it is important to understand not only how technology is being used in the classroom but how effective its use is.
Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.
School improvement can’t exist until the learning of educators becomes the constant. Teachers all across America are working hard, but some fail while others excel. To reach the goal of “No Child Left Behind,” it starts with saving every teacher first. Excellence in Every Classroom (EIEC) is a philosophy that leaders employ to save every kid by making teacher learning the preferred tool of school improvement.