I by no means saw myself as a writer until finally I begun blogging again in March 2010. It all commenced with intention location for the Google Trainer Academy for Directors, and I have not seemed back again. Consistency has been important for me, as I have printed a post each 7 days since. Therein lies the dilemma I am now facing. The wrestle is true in my case when it arrives to getting new topics to blog about or introducing an ground breaking spin to by now-widespread ideas. I obtain myself paying an huge sum of time just to churn out 500 words. Upon reflection, this might be one particular indication to modify matters up a bit. The time has occur for me to challenge my own status quo. 

In a environment wherever multimedia content is practically at everyone’s fingertips, prepared written content that dives into concepts and strategies could not have the exact same effects as it when did. Awareness spans are not what they utilized to be, and this is one thing we all have to have to be cognizant of when sharing concepts. In the digital age, brevity is virtue when it will come to processing and implementing approaches. Upon further reflection—and so I can grow—I determined to dedicate a lot more time to developing short video clips in lieu of running a blog every week. I will not end creating frequently mainly because I even now see enormous benefit in the procedure, but I approach to alter my plan and change to a bi-weekly program. Each and every other week I will share a easy, sensible approach that educators can use right absent *in 90 seconds or significantly less* called #EDvice. I have to give credit to my ICLE colleague Matt Thouin for coming up with the hashtag, which I experience is fairly catchy.


Leveraging my current experiences in school rooms, faculties, and districts doing work with educators, my approach is to articulate one particular method from the subsequent a few-phase perspective:

  • Why is this method critical?
  • How can it be quickly carried out?
  • What could it appear like in practice?

For my very first clip, I decided to share some suggestions on creating option boards. (Specific thanks to Dan MacCracken, another ICLE colleague, who edited and tweaked my raw online video.)  Throughout a new coaching stop by with Quest Academy Junior High Faculty, l I observed academics conveniently employing methods that we’d collaborated on more than the study course of the 12 months. Hats off to Principal Nicki Slaugh for adhering to by on the opinions I offer right after each take a look at. The movie down below shares a functional technique educators can use when creating effective preference boards:

Whilst I’d dabbled in movie information in the earlier, I believe that returning to this medium now is coming at the right time for me—and ideally it is for you, also. In the long run, I want to expand the chances for us to join all-around our each day, meaningful operate and amplify conversations among educators to elevate our exercise just one behavior at a time. On that note, I invite you to ship me your individual strategies, issues, and wonderings for #EDvice—what’s on your head? I glance forward to listening to from you—thanks, as usually.