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Jen LaMaster
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Faculty Formation: Yes, This Is For All Types of Schools!
One of the great joys of my day-job is running the first and
second year faculty/staff formation program. 
The good people at Merriam-Webster define formation as “the art of giving shape to something.”   So we meet as a cohort once a month to read,
reflect,...

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Rethinking Faculty Evaluation and Professional Growth
Full disclosure.... using this post to process an idea.  So if you are inclined to discuss - feel free to comment.  If you work with me  - don't panic.  My ruminations below are all in the idea stage! Here we go :-) Our current faculty evaluation system her...

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Student Voice: Maroon Day 2016
On December 7, 2016, Brebeuf Jesuit early admits were invited to a special school day we called Maroon Day 2016.  41 students spent the day with us - visiting classrooms, meeting with upperclassmen and enjoy special activities. I only had a quick 15 minutes...

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Time to Listen to Our Students: Empowering the Student Voice
On November 15, 2016, the ISTE Administrator’s Personal
Learning Network (APLN) hosted a webinar on Empowering the Student Voice.  We asked elementary, middle and high school
students, along with an undergraduate and graduate student, to reflect on how
they...

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My son was in 1 st grade when he came home from school
full of excitement.  “MOM!  Today I learned how to dream with my eyes
open!!!” To William, the ability to dream anytime/anywhere was the educational highlight of his
short life.  He started middle schoo...

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The Power of Daydreaming
My son was in 1 st grade when he came home from school
full of excitement.  “MOM!  Today I learned how to dream with my eyes
open!!!” To William, the ability to dream anytime/anywhere was the educational highlight of his
short life.  He started middle schoo...

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The Competition Pitfall in Discernment vs Decision-Making
Whew!  Didn't expect two months between posts :-)  The good news is I slowed down at work, turned my phone to mute on weekends and actually took some time off this summer.  New faculty/staff orientation is next week, classes start August 11th and today is a...

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Old School Discernment in the Digital Age
I get asked a lot about decision making in my job.  As an assistant principal, I can go from
hiring to student conduct to event set up to state reports in a matter of 10
minutes.  While I am in no ways a perfect
decision-maker, I have learned a few things o...

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Blogging on a cold January day...

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Cura Personlis in Unexpected Places
It’s state reporting season in Indiana these days.  As a private school offering the Indiana
State diploma and accepting voucher funding, we are responsible to collect,
format and report various data points regarding students, faculty and course
offerings. ...
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