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Social and Emotional Learning: A Principal’s Perspective

Social and Emotional Learning: A Principal’s Perspective

While Social and Emotional Learning is beginning to gain traction in schools, it is still being implemented to varying degrees in schools around the world. One principal and school in Michigan is very serious about this topic. Rachael Postle-Brown and Pinewood Elementary were recently profiled for their efforts. Hearts and Minds: Social-Emotional Learning Improves Content

iMake iLearn – DENovator Faire

This year I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in DENSI 2014 (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute).  Over 140 educators from the United States, Canada, and the UK are selected to participate and learn together about different ways to integrate technology to support student learning.  This year a Maker Night was added called

DENSI 2014: Day 5 Recap

So, it is Day 5 of DENSI, which means today was all about un-conferencing. The notes and resources for today were kept in the Google spreadsheet, so I’m not going to go through and list them, but I will give you a quick rundown of today (at least in my experience). Tired people showed up

DENSI 2014: Day 4 Recap

It was another amazing day at DENSI! We started with the emotion and inspiring keynote by Adam Bellow. I think we were all in tears!! Maybe next year we can just have an Adam Bellow Day were we can just let Adam tell us stories all day! We were also treated to another episode of

DENSI 2014: Day 3 Recap

Our first day of sessions was just as hectic and brain-meltingly awesome as I expected.  I especially LOVED all the toys that Steve Dembo brought for us to try out this afternoon in the DENovation session! I have to start making a list of all the things I want need to get for my classroom, which should be

DENSI 2014: Day 2 Recap

Our Outing! Day 2 of DENSI means one thing: ADVENTURE! Today’s adventure took us on a tour of Music City, with stops at the Ryman Auditorium, the Parthenon, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. After breakfast, we all boarded the buses, and the luckiest of the DEN stars chose bus #2, led by the

DENSI 2014: Day 1 Recap

So, this is my 2nd year at DEN, and what a different experience I have had so far. Last year I came in early for the leadership council preconference, was well rested, and super organized. This year, on the other hand, has been so different. I had to miss the precon because of a wedding on Saturday

Welcome to the DEN (STAR level)!

Welcome to our new Michigan STARs! Tammy Bade                                Matt Barsen Barb Kowalewsky                      Lynn Krentz Rebecca O’Bryant                      Amanda Polaski Tina Robbins                              Carolyn Robbins Vicki Welch                                 Nancy Wind Katie Konkel                              Heather Monahan Annette Betke                         Lisa Gleason Matt Oney Trisha Weaver Don Erickson Erica Gildner                    Natasha Huber           Shelly Henderson  

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