Category Archives: Personal

Coaching for Change: The Gist of It

For the final project of the second course of the Student-Centered Coaching Certificate: Organizational Change and Student-Centered Coaching, I created a Google Slide presentation. Please see below:

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Don’t Worry Befunky (CollageMaker)

Making collages is easier than ever using BeFunky CollageMaker. Here is how to get started. STEP 1: Sign-up with BeFunky CollageMaker. You will need to sign-up for this free creation tool. Click link below: https://www.befunky.com/features/collage-maker/ STEP 2: Create your photo collage.  STEP 3: … Continue reading

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Making a lot out of a little

Support your community. Buy local. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Make something out of nearly nothing. Design. Make. Change. Live your passion. Success is messy. Get dirty. Take risks. Learn from your failures. Be gritty. These phrases, I keep hearing myself say … Continue reading

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2 x 2 Matrix to Rethink Parenting, Teaching, and Coaching

In Angela Duckworth’s latest book, Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance she shares a 2×2 matrix that invites us (as parents, teachers and coaches) to rethink the way to support our children and/or students. Daniel Pink, best selling author of … Continue reading

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Thinking Collaborative ‘Adaptive Schools’ Training

I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive Adaptive Schools training from Thinking Collaborative’s cognitive theorist coaches, Bob Garmston and Carolyn McKanders. These two incredible professionals knocked it out of the park as presenters and inspirations to all of us. There were … Continue reading

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Super Stoked to Host Super Cycling Man

  It was super thrilling to host Super Cycling Man (at Dostyk American International School) this past week. Will Hodson, aka Super Cycling Man, has set the bar high — to bike (in super hero costume) 100,000 km around the world … Continue reading

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Handmade Theater by Grade 4

My daughter performs in a beautiful handmade theater choreography. Handmade Theater: (https://vimeo.com/93591869)

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Classroom Blogs Build Confidence: Sharing Our Action Research

Just about three weeks away from heading to Bangkok, Thailand! Besides seeing the beautiful people and land of smiles, I am looking forward to presenting a workshop at the 2014 EARCOS Teachers’ Conference, which will be hosted in Bangkok. I get … Continue reading

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A dozen guidelines for educators by Alfie Kohn

Click here for the entire article from the Washington Post. By Alfie Kohn To create the schools our children deserve, it’s probably not necessary to devise specific policies and practices for every occasion.  Rather, these will follow logically from a … Continue reading

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Talk About Anything As Long As It’s Healthy, Safe and Educational

  In my class, I tell the students, starting on day one, that we can talk about anything in class as long as it’s … SAFE HEALTHY EDUCATIONAL This invite empowers  students to think about making good choices. It reassures … Continue reading

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