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The Glassroom

By |December 8th, 2017|Good Ideas|0 Comments

At Oxford High School, we have a glass classroom. Such a cool space deserves a cool name, so I asked our superintendent, Dr. Jeff Goodwin, if he could think of one. He cleverly named it “The Glassroom,” It is stocked with flexible seating, interactive screens, iPads, a Kloud-12 Classroom camera and microphone system, and […]

Find Your Button

By |November 4th, 2017|Good Ideas|0 Comments

Last year, I remember standing outside the front door of Oxford High School helping load cases of Coca-Colas that had been sold for a prom fundraiser. Several teachers had gathered to help in this effort. One of the teachers, Cade Somers, started telling me about his Classroom CEO, Phil Webb, who had recently visited […]

Have you read this…yet?

By |October 27th, 2017|Good Ideas|0 Comments

Our Go B.I.G. O Goals (Before I Graduate) are going up in the College Building. All of our seniors are writing down an individual academic goal that they can achieve before they graduate in May. Each month, we will check in with any Senior who has achieved their Go B.I.G. O Goal. Once verified, we will […]

4 Keys to Successful Student-Led Conferences

By |September 27th, 2017|Good Ideas, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Student-Led Conference is a meeting with a student and his or her family and teachers during which the student shares his or her portfolio of work and discusses progress with family members. The student leads the meeting from start to finish. Student-Led Conferences can be implemented at all grades, K-12.

Why have Student-Led Conferences?

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We had a great week!

By |September 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wow, what a week. This week started out with me personally celebrating my daughter, Halaya’s 16th birthday with a surprise party at Hubbards.

Guess who else turned 16 this week, OHS student Cruz Skinner.

 

Cruz was recognized by Alabama Secretary of State, John Merrill, for his work with Alabama’s Click it or Ticket campaign. It was […]

Innovation: From Idea to Implementation

By |August 13th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Tom Kelley defines Innovation as people creating value through the implementation of new ideas.
Last year, I had an idea. Actually, I had a lot of ideas. But one of them that just kept jogging around in my mind was to find a way for teachers to produce beneficial content that they could share with […]

Me too!

I am a reader. I know a lot about reading and in turn a good bit about stories. So how did I miss the six word story, Baby Shoes?

“For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.”

All I can say is… Wow. The author of this story took six words and absolutely blew me away. In only […]

Alabama Best Practices Instructional Rounds Sites Info

We have slots available for the Oxford Middle School Instructional Round on Wednesday, April 12 and Oxford High School on Thursday, April 13.

The Using Twitter Challenge

By |January 15th, 2017|Ten Minute Clinic|1 Comment

So, you want to be a Connected educator and active member of a PLN. How? Start SHARING your ideas, resources, etc. How? Use Twitter. I use twitter as a powerful educational sharing tool. I have found five ways in which I can use twitter as a powerful sharing tool. Below, I discuss each of these five ways as well as offer challenges with each one for you to do the same.

Building Leadership Capacity

By |January 7th, 2017|Leadership|1 Comment

I was blessed to serve as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for 13 years after serving 5 years as an assistant football coach. I have always loved football and owe a lot to the sport for the impact it has had on me. One of my favorite coaches is Tony Dungy. I had […]