Inside Teaching

January 28, 2012

Infographic for Our School

Filed under: Uncategorized — Howie @ 6:38 am

I’ve created an infographic for our school. It is meant to highlight our 10 year anniversary. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Higher Quality PDF version available here: TIS by the Numbers 11-12(web)

December 5, 2009

Future Posts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Howie @ 5:13 am

Ferry rides are great catalysts for future planning for me. Ferry rides and hot showers. Now if I could just combine the two….

Here are some topics I jotted down for future expansion:

What do you teach?

Can they all learn? Playing the hand that you are dealt.

Classroom management
Transitions
What will they learn by the end of the period?
Constructing knowledge
Entry & Exit slips
Building Rapport
Why classroom rules don’t work (consistent community culture)
Giving away your authority
Sending them to the principal’s office
Hallway management
Contacting home

The Parent Meeting – preparation, during, follow up
Documentation
When the principal comes into your room
Confidentiality and Respect (cya)
The Big Question

April 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Howie @ 12:07 pm

If tree falls in the forest, and nobody is there to hear, does it make a sound?
Well, we can certainly reword that for today’s organizations.
If a decision is made, and nobody knows about it, does it make any difference?
Right now there are two policies on my desk that are in this exact quagmire. A decision has been made. The policy has been drafted. The procedures are in place. But nothing has changed. It’s missing the next step.
Follow through has always been a bit of a pain in the ass for me. I love creating but implementing is another story. Or I will do the initial implementation but I fail to do the complete follow up.
Peter Drucker makes this clear in his book The Effective Executive:
A decision has not been made until people know:
– the name of the person accountable for carrying it out;
– the deadline;
– the names of the people who will be affected by the decision and
– the names of the people who have to be informed of the decision, even if they are not directly affected by it.

Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Howie @ 11:48 am

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