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Matthew Arend
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36 Days & Counting #LoveMySchoolDay

Do not let the title fool you. The last thing I am doing is counting down the days of school that remain. As of today there are “36 days & counting”. For those of you who are counting them down…shame on you. Please stop. I have been writing this post in…

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Latest Post: Feedback is a GIFT #IMMOOC

“That’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.” Remember when Eddie shared this memorable quote in Christmas Vacation? Needless to say, he was not talking about feedback. As you know, he was referencing the Jelly of the Month club. As principals,…

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New Post: Co-Written w/ #sdedchat buddy @mrstbauerly - Two Perspectives, One Vision, Leading to a Student-Centered Classroom #IMMOOC

#IMMOOC Week 4 Teri Bauerly My first year of teaching middle school I thought I was “in charge”. I thought I needed to have control over my students for them to learn. What I really wanted was for my students to complete the things I told them to, within…

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I Was Afraid...Until I Wasn't #fitleaders #IMMOOC

Fear can be paralyzing. Recently I have taken up Cross Fit as a means of exercise. As I pour through Cross Fit routines, there are some workouts that scare me to death. How could I do that? There is no way I can do this workout in the time given. I…

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Silencing the Critics, as an Innovator #IMMOOC #BlogBuddyChallenge

This week as a “bonus” challenge #IMMOOC’ers were encourage to right a blog with a buddy. I had the opportunity to team up with elementary principal Amber Teamann an innovative leader in a near by district. Together we pose critiques and rebuttals…

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Latest Post - Getting Past the Tipping Point #IMMOOC #IMOOCBC3

The tipping point can be defined as a collection of subtle moments which become more significant causing a less subtle change. According to our friends at Merriam Webster the definition of tipping point is: the critical point in a situation, process, or…

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"Sometimes leading means…get out of the way. #IMMOOC"

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At some point last school year and at the beginning of this school year, I shared the graphic below with our teachers. When I shared this originally, it was my attempt at telling our teachers, “It’s ok to try these things, take a risk.” I knew some…

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It’s funny how many parallels you can draw from life when you are immersed in something. Over the course of the last three weeks, I have been immersed in the #IMMOOC. I found another parallel to the Innovator’s Mindset yesterday as I was driving in the…

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Unbridled Foolishness #IMMOOC via Matthew Arend
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