• The Game of Life

    Coincidentally, my favorite board game growing up was The Game of Life. I loved the different career paths you could choose, and I always hoped to draw the Farmhouse from “Euell B. Milken Realty.” I also always ...
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  • Srp-Engagement

    This assignment is difficult for me as throughout my 11 years of teaching I have tweaked and changed and learned and added.  I’m also a big supporter of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, so I have incorporated var...
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  • Authentic Grit

     *There is no discussion post for this week.* Grit. Perseverance. Self-Awareness. All parts of being a great teacher, and a great person.  Chapter Nine discussed roadblocks. Just like games that you lose a turn, have ...
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  • Romanczak- Engagement

    I can not think of one specific unit that I would like to give a total overhaul to- but there are things that I would like to change about every unit.  I feel that each year I am always looking for new activities to c...
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  • Engagement

    Risk. Battleship. Settlers of Catan. Donkey Kong. The list could go on and on of the possible games that need strategic thinking.  For this week's assignment, we are going to be strategic. We are going to harness ...
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  • Reflections Ch. 6

    The Domino Effect Reading this chapter, it kept bringing to mind dominoes. Maybe not the standard games we are used to, but the dominoes that are popular on YouTube. The designs that are intricately laid for hours- da...
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  • Awareness & Desire

    Let progress, not perfection, feed your desire to improve. This week, you will want to answer Discussion Post 1- Ch 4 & 5  first. Those questions will help get you in the mindset for this assignment. After evaluat...
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  • The Finish Line?

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."                               -Lao TzuAfter a wonderful summer together, our journey is coming to an end. But is it the finish line?Where is the fin...
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  • The Hours We Keep

    Well, I do apologize for severely messing up the dates of assignments. This holiday week has me all out of sorts. You will notice that I have shifted the assignment schedule. Go Each Day is being posted today, and wil...
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  • One Day at a Time

    As we're nearing the end of our readings together, we need to look at the big picture. How are we going to put our mission and vision into action? And more importantly, how does that fit into our personal and prof...
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  • 20/20 Vision

    First, let me say, I finally got some office time to catch up and read through your posts/discussions. I agree with Robin McLean, there needs to be a love button like on Facebook! It has been a pleasure to see the con...
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  • Start with Why

    “Learning can be a messy and difficult process, but, then again, most things worth doing are not clean and easy.”-Whitaker, Zoul, Casas, pg.45 As ag teachers don’t we know that all too well in both the literal a...
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  • The Starting Line

    Good afternoon all and Happy Summer! It looks like we have another great group signed up to join us for this year's summer read, Start. Right. Now. Right now, we are at the Starting Line. Even though we are not co...
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  • The Second Assignment and Following the Book Club

    Good afternoon all, I just wanted to keep you posted on the second assignment. This will be posted first thing Monday morning. I am travelling this week and very unfortunately, I forgot the book on my desk in my offic...
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  • Creating a Shared Vision

    Creating a Shared Vision "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." -John Scully You may have noticed that the context of this book leans towards administrators. Thankfully...
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  • Unleashing Your Talents

    How do we choose what innovation to implement in our classroom? There are many, many choices available to us. As Couros has mentioned before, forcing everyone to do a blog, may not be the best solution. That may not b...
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  • Are We There Yet?

    “If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.”-Dylan Wiliam (Couro...
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  • Strengths-Based Leadership

    We've looked at the Eight Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset and where you feel your strengths and places of improvement are. We've also created our shared visions. Now that we know what we want ou...
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  • The Classroom Teacher vs. The School Teacher

    Due to the extreme tardiness of this post, this will not have a set due date, just by the end of the summer. We also feel that the nature of this assignment may need a bit more reflection than a set week's time de...
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  • Being an Innovator

    Wow. Y'all. I am so sorry. I don't know what is going on with these posts, I promise they are all ready to go, but not going out when they are scheduled. So, I will be manually posting them to make sure they g...
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