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Cultivating Capacity with Quiet Leadership

  On Tuesday of this week, I was invited to attend a Board of Education meeting at Wellsville Central School to share a bit about the professional learning opportunities I’ve […]

June is for Gratitude

June is my favorite month on the calendar. I get to spend these weeks bringing closure to the work that was done during the school year, working with teams to […]

What Kindergarteners Can Teach Us About Research, Creating Content, and Connected Learning: Part 4

This post is the fourth in a series about research and writing in Heather Bitka’s kindergarten classroom. To learn more about this project’s purpose and outcomes, you might want to […]

What Kindergarteners Can Teach Us About Research, Creating Content, and Connected Learning: Part 3

“What have we been studying in kindergarten this spring?” Heather asked her students. “Things that hatch!” They sang. “And how have we been doing that?” Heather asked. A jumble of […]

What Kindergarteners Can Teach Us About Research, Creating Content, and Connected Learning: Part 2

Today’s post is the second in a series relevant to the learning that has transpired in Lockport teacher Heather Bitka’s kindergarten classroom this spring. I introduced Heather in this post. […]

An Evening with Douglas Fisher

Last night, I attended Doug Fisher’s presentation Feed Forward: Taking Action on Formative Assessments at Buffalo State College. Resources and materials from that presentation and many others are here. Some […]

Jessica Gentner: A Talented WNY Educator

Jessica Gentner, Fifth Grade Teacher at Lindbergh Elementary School in Kenmore, New York Parent-teacher conferences were different for our family this year, thanks to our school district’s recent decision to […]

The Greatest Gift My PLN Gives Me: Permission to Keep it Real

Last week, I had a chance to catch up with Andrea Hernandez. As we began debriefing the Skype session I participated in with her students a while back and what […]

Three Years: Reflecting on What I’ve Learned

When I first became a professional development provider, much of what I was capable of doing was limited to speaking engagements, short-term projects, and workshops. I worked on a team […]

Revisiting Reflective Journals to Define Goals and Needs

Earlier this week, I shared a photo of a reflective journal that one of our Studio writers designed last summer. Although we don’t see each other as often as I’d […]