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Changing Our Mindset

What role do we play in making sure we can appropriately support the learning process for our students? We have to first change our mindset becoming the facilitator in the … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics

Originally posted on Granted, and…:
The Common Core Standards in Mathematics stress the importance of conceptual understanding as a key component of mathematical expertise. Alas, in my experience, many math…

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Understanding Leadership

I love using principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I am wrestling with. Today’s “Read This Now!” features a great post about leadership by Liz Ryan CEO and … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Innovative Classroom

The Innovative Classroom Innovation – a word that seems to be losing some of its punch in the business world might just be gaining real momentum in the world of … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Read This Now!

In this week’s Read This Now entry, I would like to share a video series from Edutopia that will take you directly inside the classrooms of talented educators who are actively using … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lean Together

Originally posted on The Purpose of Work:
It has been hailed as a turning point in the feminist debate. It has also been written off as an apology for Big…

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Leaning into Technology

For years, educators have struggled to define successful technology integration. Like many of my colleagues I, too, have worked with teams of other school leaders and teachers to determine how … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Leadership: Jim Collins’ The “X Factor” of Great Leadership

I was fortunate enough to attend a conference in February where author Jim Collins was the conference’s opening day speaker.  During the lead up to his session, I wondered what … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read This Now!

Each week, I’d like to use principalaim to highlight an educational perspective that I share or that I might be reflecting upon.  My first entry for Read This Now  focuses on one … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Student Success & Cooperative Learning

It is becoming more and more difficult to motivate student success because so many of our students come to the classroom with varying abilities and lack of interest in learning; … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 1 Comment