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Modeling Hybrid Learning to Support Educators

Hybrid learning continues to be on the minds of schools and districts.  Either they are beginning to get ready to shift from remote learning, or challenges have arisen after meticulously planning for a smooth rollout. In either case, I commend them for seeking out assistance for staff to ease concerns

An Incredible Experience!

I decided that I had to share an incredible experience I had this past week because I’m still so amazed that I got to witness it.  On Monday of this week, I noticed a swarm of honeybees in our pikake (jasmine) bush in the front of our home. I knew

Parenting Tips for Parents with Diabetes

Whether you have one child or six children, parenting is hard work. Rearing children leaves us drained and sometimes feeling “mom-guilt” at the end of the day – worried that we’ve allowed our children to watch too much television, eat too much sugar, play too many video games. If you’ve

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This website is the shared thoughts of some of the nation’s most exceptional school leaders who want to share their opinions on anything education related. All of the authors have different experiences in education but all have the same goal; what is best for students.

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Make Schools More Human

 “Make Schools More Human” by Jal Mehta appeared in the NYTimes Sunday Review section on December 27, 2020. It cites Casco Bay High School in Maine, a school where students had the idea of writing a song that would celebrate community and social isolation. Well, look at what these students came

Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man

Recently in a book club, I was introduced to Emmanuel Acho (former NFL player and now a Fox Sports analyst) and his book Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man. After rapidly reading the book — it is so good — I then discovered his series of YouTube videos with the

Reflections: Online Learning, Distance Teaching, and Life in the Midst of COVID-19

“Reflections: Online Learning, Distance Teaching, and Life in the Midst of COVID-19” is an article I wrote for the National Association of Independent School’s (NAIS) Fall 2020 Independent Teacher publication.  Along with my reflections, you will find many links to stories I read to children and shared with them during the initial

10,000 Steps a Day: One Step At a Time for 6 Months!

On June 6, 2020 I made a promise to myself to integrate a walking program into my life. Previously, I have tried so many different exercise regimens into my life and accomplished a few things along the way (finished a marathon, few half marathon, 5Ks, triathlon etc.) but these all

Modeling Hybrid Learning to Support Educators

Hybrid learning continues to be on the minds of schools and districts.  Either they are beginning to get ready to shift from remote learning, or challenges have arisen after meticulously planning for a smooth rollout. In either case, I commend them for seeking out assistance for staff to ease concerns

An Incredible Experience!

I decided that I had to share an incredible experience I had this past week because I’m still so amazed that I got to witness it.  On Monday of this week, I noticed a swarm of honeybees in our pikake (jasmine) bush in the front of our home. I knew

Parenting Tips for Parents with Diabetes

Whether you have one child or six children, parenting is hard work. Rearing children leaves us drained and sometimes feeling “mom-guilt” at the end of the day – worried that we’ve allowed our children to watch too much television, eat too much sugar, play too many video games. If you’ve

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Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve.   The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned.  As re-entry planning either begins

School Online Resources

So much is happening in education—on all levels—and will continue into the summer, fall, and the 2020-21 school year. In January a colleague of mine took on the role of Head of School of ICL (Institute for Civic Leadership) Academy, which is a 100% virtual school (grades 7-12) affiliated with

Are Schools Ready for What Comes Next?

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the impact of the pandemic.  In the face of a myriad of obstacles, educators have stepped up to implement remote learning to get through the remainder of the academic year.  Now schools are either winding down or starting back up