Reboot, again

Hello? Is this thing on? I’ve finally found this blog again after it got buried under a new country, new school and new classes. I’m officially dusting it off and planning to document the next phase of my career here at American Community School in Amman, Jordan. Hopefully, it won’t get buried again. Next year,Continue reading “Reboot, again”

Making it count

This week I get the opportunity to lead our secondary staff for an afternoon PD session. I have to be honest, at this point of the year, I’m not really expecting everyone to skip into the room filled with excitement. I’m thinking I’ll most likely need some motivational words to keep my audience from slipping out theContinue reading “Making it count”

Lessons from Lunch Duty

This week we had to move from the field to the MPH due to setting up for the PTO’s annual bazaar that’s happening tomorrow.  As I sat and watched the kids playing volleyball I noticed the following.  To be clear, this isn’t supposed to be a sweeping generalisation about the attitudes or behaviors of boys vsContinue reading “Lessons from Lunch Duty”

#AEC2016 Reflecting on leading professional learning

I’ve just finished my first real conference presentations.  I was lucky enough to be invited to be a part of the AISA Educator’s conference in Johannesburg this year.  It was a fantastic, challenge that has my mind spinning and exhausted.  Three days of  two and a half hour each morning and afternoon sessions will wearContinue reading “#AEC2016 Reflecting on leading professional learning”

Busy

I have to admit,as I entered this year with a newly created position, I was worried about staying busy.  Would I sit in my office alone all day?  Would people come to me for help?  Would they want me to come to their classrooms and co-teach with them?  The future was not very certain. In short, no,Continue reading “Busy”

Getting in the Flow or “The Slow Clap”

My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I’m dedicated to looking at this with the beginner’s mind as I go through each day.  My colleagues come to me for help and to learn but IContinue reading “Getting in the Flow or “The Slow Clap””

Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"

My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I’m dedicated to looking at this with the beginner’s mind as I go through each day.  My colleagues come to me for help and to learn but IContinue reading “Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"”