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There are some critical characteristics students want in their teacher and they may or may not be what you'd expect. Bill Powers asked dozens of middle school students what they thought.
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Daniel Pink's book 'Drive' uses a fascinating exercise called the pronoun test that all school principals and leaders should know about.
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Simply put, Edcamp is a day of FREE learning with dedicated teachers and leaders who have an infectious desire to share what they know. No agenda, no prepared presentations, pre-registration, fees, or other red tape or bureaucratic policies to maneuver in order to attend or present knowledge.
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Relationships - Duh! No, I'm not trying to be funny or facetious. I'm just reminding myself of how easily it is to forget how important our relationships are in our personal and professional lives.
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I have evolved as a educator since my beginnings as a teacher back in 2001. I have evolved as a leader since my beginnings as an AP six years ago. I have evolved even more since becoming a principal 4 years ago. With time, and with feedback, change should happen as long as said feedback is used. However, one must be willing to change in order for change to occur.
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If you're short on time but looking to learn about some of the coolest and most engaging web 2.0 tools, you're in luck! From Today's Meet to Socrative, there's plenty here for a teacher on the go but in the know. Hey that rhymes!
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What's the #1 comment for improvement I hear after a day of site professional learning? "It doesn't apply to me" or "I wish we could learn about _____." Students list this as one of their top wishes as well. Ask them.