I use twitter as a resource to learn how to drive my leadership abilities to create the best school. I am able to share, read, and discuss how other teachers, coaches, parents, principals, and superintendents create schools that are first class learning institutions. Of course we have our school account that highlights all the happenings at RCS (Twitter). We are developing better home school communication through videos, iMovies, and many other online instruments. ( learned that from twitter). Utilizing technology in the classroom to create a first class school with apps such as Evernote, google, educreations, podcasting, remind101, and so many others. Favorite books, techniques to create a readers writers workshop, developing a focus on the future, building a high functioning PLC with principals/ teachers/ parents, and so many others from around the globe, and aspiring to be better tomorrow than I was today are what drives me as as a learner to twitter. I don’t know where 21st century learning will take me, but I can tell you eventually I would have been left behind. Hopefully for all the students that will benefit from the early morning satchats, Sunday evening iaedchats, 21stedchats, and so many others that happen during the week I am reading, listening, implementing, and developing for you…looking forward to 2014..
A special thanks to all the students, parents, and staff for your dedication to the commitment to making RCS a great elementary school…..Happy New Year …Principal Leander….
On Friday, I was invited to a special party at ARMS to celebrate the hard work of certain students. I am sure no one would be surprised to guess who one of the students chosen would be. Emma was a 7 year student at RCS before venturing to the middle school. She has always won the hearts of the teachers and staff at RCS and I was not surprised to hear she had the same impact on teachers at the middle school. Emma is singing in the school chorus and getting ready to perform in the spring play as a member of the school drama club.
As I left her I asked what she wanted for Christmas. Her reply to me was to wish the staff at RCS a Merry Christmas and let them know how much she misses them.
Special people come and go out of our lives all the time, fortunately we were all able to see and experience someone as special as Emma. Thanks for inviting me as your your special guest and reminding our school how fortunate we were to have our paths cross!
Today I was able to sit with a sixth grade student and have explain how exactly to find mode and range of a specific amount of numbers.