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EdCamp London - Just Around the Corner

    The excitement is starting to build for London's first EdCamp. For many in London and the surrounding area it will be their first experience at an "unconference" so there may be a bit of apprehension about what to expect. With less than 50 spots remaining I wanted to use this blog post to give a bit more insight into what to expect at EdCamp and to try to convince those that are sitting on the fence that this will be a great day of professional learning with people who love education.   Lots of discussion - at the heart of the EdCamp experience is the chance for attendees to discuss those burning issues that may not be the topic of conversation in the lunch room. It's a chance to go deep with your ideas in a safe environment with other people who have similar passions.  The law of...
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First Week = Great Week!

First Week = Great Week!
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire ~ William Butler Yeats Amidst all of the construction for our new renovation, the change in routines for the students and my own new school jitters one thing stood out ~ our collective purpose. The entire school community - parents, teachers and administrators have one purpose when it comes to the children in our care; to provide the best for our children. Everyone wants that, and we all strive for it. During the first week I watched excited children play with their friends on the yard, nervous parents watch their children walk into kindergarten for the first time and teachers do what they always do; make their classrooms a place of safety and comfort. And it wasn't easy for any of us. The construction made for new entry and exit routines that needed to be adjusted as...
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