141: 4 Reasons Why Field Trips Are Important

April 24, 2017

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Field trips are important.

There I said it.

Too often the experience of good interaction with the real world get axed in the name of ..."not enough time." This is so not right.

Kids get excited to learn more by experiencing those activities, events, or things that make their brains go, "I have got to know more." Today I am talking about my...

4 Reasons Why Field Trips Are Important.

 

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1. Experience

2. Question

3. Connections with Real-Life

4. Future Thinking

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 I hope that you will look at your standards and start making plans to insert that awesome field experience. Make room for it. You will discover that if you handle it right you will inspire kids to want to know more.

Enjoy!

Start planning now.

Length: 21:57

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140: 12 Things No One Told Me About Being a School Administrator

April 16, 2017

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Did you ever feel like saying, "No one ever told me about this?"

Come on you know what I'm talking about.

One day, while thinking about this issue or challenge you are facing, your mind says to you, "You know you asked to be an administrator."  

You suck in a whole bunch of air, put your hands in your pockets and then say to yourself, "Yea, but there are so many things that no one told me about...."

Today I am explaining my list of 12 Things No One Ever Told Me About Being an Administrator.

Do you have days like this? Do you have your list of things that you wish someone would have told you about? Hmmm? Maybe you just wish that there was a book that let you look through those ideas about dealing with.... (you fill in the blank.)

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Many of these experiences changed my way of doing things and created lessons for life and leadership.

So what's on your list?

Length: 24:31

 

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139: Expanding Your Network

April 9, 2017

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Did you listen to my last episode? What?

If you did not I hope that you will go back and check it out...follow this link 138. In that episode I spoke about the need to be a lifelong learner. Matter of fact, I had a list of 14 ways to follow this pledge- I am an educator. I am a lifelong learner. 

Today, I am focused on the 12th point on the list from episode 138 - Join Professional Organizations; Expand Your Network.

In this episode, I focus on what a network is, how it can help you, why you want to expand your network, and how to expand your network.

 

 

 

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Whether you are an administrator or classroom teacher you need to create a network and work on expanding it.

You need to seek out a professional organization that suits you and get involved.

You get out of them what you put in...remember that. If you don't get involved you really won't get the most out of these organizations.

Start today.

Expand that network...

Thanks for listening!

Here are Some Links to Help You Connect with Professional Educator Organizations-

Math

English

Social Studies

Science

Principals/Administrators 6-12 (National)

Principals/Administrators 6-12 (Georgia)

Principals/Administrators 6-8 (Georgia)

Principals/Administrators K-5 (National)

Principals/Administrators K-5 (Georgia)

Georgia Curriculum and Instruction

Georgia Association of Educational Leaders

Superintendents/ Other Administrators (National)

Superintendents/ Other Administrators (Georgia)

 

Length: 13:42

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138: Educator Means Lifelong Learning

April 3, 2017

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When we become educators we sign on to be lifelong learners. Whether you knew it or not it is a major aspect of what we do. We have to keep learning. By the way, notice that I said educators. That is because I'm not only talking about the classroom teacher, I am also talking administrators, media specialists, instructional coaches, support staff, everyone associated with helping kids achieve their dreams in schools. Yes, everyone must keep learning.

  

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Every child is different. Even though they may have similarities to other children in the past, they all have challenges, baggage, and exceptionalities that require us to keep learning for understanding how to better work with each individual child. No matter how skilled or talented, all kids require educators to keep learning how to be better at what we do. So today, I am asking you to take my pledge:

I am an educator. I am a life long learner.

Included in today's show are my 14 ways to keep that pledge.

Thanks for listening!

Time to learn something new.

Remember, I am an educator. I am a lifelonglearner.

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Length: 11:05

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