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I know that I have not been as faithful in writing my blog over the last month or so but with the holiday season and my travel I have not had the time or energy to devote to it as I would have liked. I am committing to returning to…

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Tag you’re it!

Over the last few months the PYP coordinators, Instructional Coaches and administration team have been in classrooms observing and providing feedback for growth for teachers. Our PYP coaches focus on all things PYP and teaching through inquiry. When they provide feedback for teachers they use a format that provides specific…

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AHA Moment….

Over the last several weeks my vice principal and I have been doing formal evaluations. A lot goes into these evaluations for both the teacher and the admin team. They are often a time of stress and anxiety for teachers. They see it as an evaluation of their performance during…

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Agentic Leadership

I recently listened to a podcast from Professional Learning International that examined the role of leadership in the Enhanced PYP. The podcast was an interview with Christopher Frost an IB PYP principal, workshop leader and site visitor. Chris shared his thoughts on agentic leadership. He stated that in the the…

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Coming Together

At CISB we are two schools housed in one building yet as leaders and as a staff we know very little about what happens on “the other side.” We have often made assumptions about the teaching and learning that happens without any background knowledge or experience. We pass each other…

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Over the last week I have been thinking a great deal about the perspectives or the lenses that we bring to our work as leaders. Last weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the IB Leadership series workshop What is Leadership? led by Darlene Fisher and Sean Watt. The…

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