Five Questions to Decide Which Fall Conferences to Attend

A lot happens in the fall. The weather gets cooler, kids get back in the school routine, pumpkins appear on porches, and the school bus conference season begins. What better way to keep up on all that’s going on in the industry than to attend some conferences? If your district only allows you to attend … Continue reading Five Questions to Decide Which Fall Conferences to Attend

Cycling Through the School Year

The school year is a well defined cycle consisting of phases: planning, startup, maintenance and close out. One of the very interesting characteristics of life as a K-12 professional is the way our work needs to mesh with this cycle. First of all, we need to understand what these phases are like for school staff: … Continue reading Cycling Through the School Year

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The back-to-school commercials are starting, a sure sign that students are in the midst of the back-to-school ritual of getting summer reading lists completed, and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.  I’m sure everyone has seen the one commercial that has the dad dancing in the aisles doing school shopping with “It’s the Most Wonderful … Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?