What is my Philosophy of Adaptation? It was interesting to read other people's thoughts on their philosophy. I like Jim's concise phrases that would describe his philosophy, "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome". I feel the same way, but in a more blunt fashion, "Adapt, or Die." Like I stated in my blog, my communication is … Continue reading Week 13 Reflection
This week I will try to compile my philosophy of adaptation, which is really a fancy way of stating how I will adapt to change as a teacher, leader, and how to assist students in adapting to change. There is continuous talk about how our education system is in need of change, or an overhaul. … Continue reading Week 13: What is my Philosophy of Adaptation?
Consider your own context within your school and with your mentee. How can understanding of controlled disruption and coherence making impact your leadership of peers at this time, and at this level ? There is no qualms about the existence of disruption and coherence making in education today, even on a daily basis. I think … Continue reading Week 12 Reflection
Controlled disruption? Coherence making? I didn't know how to address this week's essential question, but after our Twitter session, and further reading, these phrases have become a little more understandable. Fullan states "Productive disturbance is likely to happen when it is guided by moral purpose" (2001) I think we need to think of this controlled … Continue reading Week 12: Consider your own context within your school and with your mentee. How can understanding of controlled disruption and coherence making impact your leadership of peers at this time, and at this level ?
What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization? It was interesting to read Jule's blog where she stated that she looks to veteran teachers and don't want to share. I know that I made a sarcastic comment (I really hope people realized it was meant to be sarcastic!) in … Continue reading Week 11 Reflection
Fullan states in chapter 5 of his book Leading in a Culture of Change, "If you remember one thing about information, it is that it only becomes valuable in a social context." (2001). We just had a nice Twitter session about this concept and it was the consensus of the group that information should be … Continue reading Week 11: What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization?
Explain and give examples to argue why the following statement is true or false: “Get the right people on your team, and get the wrong ones off.” There was a lot of talk about leadership this week, and I couldn't help but make some rather blatant comments in Sarah's blog. I know that leadership is … Continue reading Week 10 Reflection
I am one who tries to be the "odd one out", or the "lone wolf" when it comes to the "norm" in education, or any aspect of life. Why would anyone want to learn to ride a unicycle, or learn to juggle, or learn to shoot a traditional recurve bow, or play soccer at 50? … Continue reading Week 10: Explain and give examples to argue why the following statement is true or false: “Get the right people on your team, and get the wrong ones off.”
How is mentoring adults different from teaching children? I wanted to share with you my comment I made to Matthew because it sort of hit a nerve for me. Matthew related that his mentee is not motivated to learn new tech and that he is up for retirement next year. Your story of your mentee … Continue reading Week 9 Reflection
First off, I would like to point out that I never had a mentor the first few years of my teaching career beginning in 1986. After decades of teaching, I think I know what I am doing, and hopefully it is the right thing! It would have been very nice to have a mentor in … Continue reading Week 9: How is mentoring adults different from teaching children?