Design Thinking for Career Clarity and Self Innovation

Recently, I sent my Head of School a note of thanks letting her know how grateful I am to have been given the opportunity to experience Cohort 21.  In it, I expressed how it has deepened my understanding of professional learning communities and sparked one of the most transformative years of my teaching practice.  In […]

Thinking about networking. Visual Arts teachers unite!

Creating a network of Visual Arts teachers within CIS schools has been the focus of my Action Plan (Part 1).  I realized right away that I have already created a platform to open the discussion by founding the CIS Student Visual Arts Festival in 2017 with @drutherford.  When we created the CISVAF, we were focused […]

Safer Path to Exhaustion

In June, when I filled out my Cohort 21 information, I reflected on a possible theme.  It was that time of year when the totality of the year’s workload had me feeling burnt out. I promised myself that this year, I would not repeat the cycle of previous school years and instead use my “sphere […]

The Heart of Teaching

Growing up, I was raised with the expression, “it’s a long way from your heart.”  It was my parents’ way of saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. With two parents as health care professionals, it was difficult to get attention for anything that wasn’t going to make you bleed out on the floor. […]