Category Archives: leadership

Sorting it all out (6/20)

Since I left Ohio in 2005 to teach overseas, I have had many wonderful opportunities to grow and develop my learning and teaching practices. I first learned about the IB programmes when I joined The International School of Düsseldorf in … Continue reading

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Before and After PD #IBAD2019 (5/20)

Back in 2015, I shared a post on my action plan after the 2015 IB Conference in Macau.After returning from the 2019 IB Conference in Abu Dhabi I thought about my conference preparations and takeaways.  When the conference schedule became … Continue reading

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Non-Negotiables at School

As I shared before in a previous blog post, our school has a professional book club. Our first title this semester is, ‘Neuro Teach; Brain Science and the Future of Education’ by Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher. As I started … Continue reading

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Guided by Guiding Statements

A few years back I composed a post about schools and their Mission, Vision, and Learning Principles. I was reminded of this post last week as we enter a new academic year. At my current school, we begin each academic … Continue reading

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Cultivating Your School’s Culture

As I met with our new teachers this week, I began to reflect on what I shared with them about their new school. More specifically, how we support a professional and positive school culture for all teachers and students. I don’t … Continue reading

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Leveraging Parents as Critical Partners in the PYP

Conducting parent workshops on the essential elements of The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is key for your school. These workshops allow parents the opportunity to engage in the same learning process their children do on a daily basis, thus providing parents the chance to … Continue reading

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Do you miss the classroom?

I have been asked this question a lot over the past 7 months as I have moved into my new position this year as Assistant Principal / PYP Coordinator after 15 years of teaching.   My answer……. Yes, I miss … Continue reading

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Situational Leadership II – Choose how to lead

I’ve recently just finished my third PTC course, Leadership and Team Dynamics. During the week, each of us scored ourselves using the LBAII (Educator’s Leader Behavior Analysis II) in order to find out more about our perceptions on our leadership … Continue reading

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