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Tim Personal Sparacino
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Master Teachers at WJHS
I added  What Makes a Master Teacher  into our FlipBoard magazine  WJHS Learns  this morning. To me, the author ( @gcouros ) is describing a WJHS teacher.   J Happy Friday! Tim Sparacino, Principal Washington Jr. High School

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WJHS Learns: Using Flipboard to Enhance Your PLN
This morning’s voluntary learning session was a quick
overview of how Flipboard can enhance your personal learning network. WJHS Learns is a Flipboard magazine that I’ve created for WJHS staff members that want/need
the fastest, easiest way to “connect.” Si...

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Reflecting on Teachers that Matter and Year One of The Wildcat Way
This morning, I read  Why Teachers Matter  on Edutopia and the paragraph below resonated with me: When you really think back about your best teachers, they were the ones who connected with you. They might have been classroom teachers, after-school coaches, ...

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The Battle Between Striving for More and Doing Too Much
This morning I read Stop Doing Too Much:  The "Minimum Effective Dose" for Teachers  on Matt Miller's Ditch That Textbook blog . In this post, Matt states, "I believe that I, as well as many other teachers, do too much." Matt continues by describing all the...

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The Battle Between Striving for More and Doing Too Much
This morning I read  Stop Doing Too Much:  The "Minimum Effective Dose" for Teachers  on Matt Miller's  Ditch That Textbook blog . In this post, Matt states, "I believe that I, as well as many other teachers, do too much." Matt continues by describing all t...

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Classroom Transformation, Batting .300, & a Growth Mindset
I recently held a session with our teachers that are applying for our district's 21C (1:1) Classroom Grant. The grant places an emphasis on project based learning, the "4 C's" (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking), and meaningful...

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Classroom Transformation, Batting .300, & a Growth Mindset
I recently held a session with our teachers that are applying for our district's 21C (1:1) Classroom Grant. The grant places an emphasis on project based learning, the "4 C's" (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking), and meaningfu...

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The Great Textbook Debate
Educators often engage in the great textbook debate. The conversation usually starts around the idea that the textbook is only ONE resource and shouldn't drive instruction. Eventually, someone will say, "Why are we still spending millions on textbooks when ...

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PGPs, Focusing on Strength, and Inspiration from George Costanza
What would happen if we spent as much time striving to develop our talents as we did attempting to eliminate weaknesses? Recently...

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