Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Appreciative Inqury

What is Appreciative Inquiry?  Ever heard of it? It's an interesting idea for leadership, management and business.  I think it could apply to education too.

It reminds me of a book I like called Strength Finders, which focuses on people's strengths as part of a team rather than fixing the weak points.  I review it in more detail HERE.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading

If I was a principal or a reading coach, this would be purchased for every teacher in the elementary school and discussed in small groups book club style.  It is excellent and has everything you need to increase teacher knowledge about the teaching of reading.  BUY IT!


Monday, September 14, 2015


This website article blew my mind.  I want to try this with my kids, with a class, by myself.  It seems simply amazing.  Can words change the physical world?


Wednesday, September 9, 2015


I love when my little ones are so busy playing that it looks like they are working.  He wouldn't even stop for a picture because he had very important work to do.  Preschoolers are so fun!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Books to get to...

I went to the library on a break from school and thought...Hooray!  I'll have time to read what I want.  Unfortunately life happened and I had to return them and didn't read a single one.  I took a picture of it before I did though so I could remember to go back one day.