I continue to develop my Leading a Learning Community by:
What others say:
From cards and notes:
It excites me to be part of a larger learning community that I can support and encourage growth in others and that they support and encourage growth in me.
I truly value the strengths of my team. We are so fortunate to be able to work in collaborative teams to help make the best decisions for our teaching and for our students. I choose colleagues to co-present with me when ever possible to highlight their strengths and to build our leadership around different topics. I have always believed you start with a small group and work hard together to experience success and with recognition and sharing of successes others will follow. My most recent goal was to bring people along with the use of FreshGrade as a portfolio and report card tool. I started with me and a few other staff that appreciated leaving the 3-ring binder at the store and choosing technology to facilitate the storing and sharing of the great things our students were learning. With each year, we had the opportunity to start small and expand together as a team, always encouraging and inviting others to join. We would try, collaborate, revamp and try again. Slowing building our team and sharing knowledge and celebrations with the staff as we shared our journey. Once the team grows between 5 to 10 people then it is time to invite the whole staff to give it a try. The most important part is that now I have a team of experts and I am not sailing a loan ship. We try together, in-service together and learn to fix together. We are now on the third year of our whole staff journey and we have reached our goal of only one printed report card made in FreshGrade and parents receiving feedback about how their child is doing with their learning outcomes on a weekly to monthly basis. Parents are interacting with their children in this environment and taking suggestions from teachers of how they can support at home. Together we succeed!