Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash It was the second quarter of the 2006-2007 school year. I was about to start my second student teaching experience at Moline High School in Moline Illinois. As I reflect on those years, I've recognize now that always been intrigued with language and culture, mainly because of my own journey… Continue reading The relationships between cooperative learning and oracy development for Language Learners
Can oracy development be the key to improving Curriculum and Instruction in Dual Language Programs? I think so. In a classroom, oracy development is an instructional process in which students learn to speak within relevant social and academic contexts. I believe this to be a key variable for consistent curriculum and instruction in dual language… Continue reading Can oracy development be the key to improving Curriculum and Instruction in Dual Language Programs?
Being an educational leader is much like managing a classroom. It requires planning, preparation and monitoring. With that being said, I truly believe and have learned that a big part of leading a school is being an effective communicator. I often think and reflect about my practices as communicator and ask myself three things: Are… Continue reading How Effective Is Your Communication?Strategies For Meaningful Change
The last few months have been game changing in my development as a leader and as a person. Lots has changed in my life. All of this has motivated me to reframe and refocus on what is important for me and my career. I don’t actually remember where or when I heard these words, but… Continue reading Are you Willing, Ready and Able to Grow and Improve? The Key to Personal and Professional Growth
A few days ago, my wife Amanda and I discussed the power of having a positive mindset, the impact on our life and the importance to nurture and maintain a positive attitude. Everyone experiences setbacks in life and when that happens is hard to keep a positive outlook. Things can look gloomy and dark for… Continue reading A Positive Mindset: The Superpower to Personal and Professional Improvement