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Blog posts by guest bloggers

Twitter Chats

Reflections About Twitter Chats by Meredith Johnson What is all this noise about Twitter chats for educators? This past week I briefly scrolled through over 200 education hashtags to review the content they were posting. One after another, my cursor flew across all those…

Reflecting on Helping Others by Meredith Johnson and friends

I worked with hundreds of teachers who retired – why did I so rarely wonder what they did with their lives once they were finished teaching? School administration can be all-encompassing, so my thoughts were usually focused on the next challenge rather than retiring…

Sharing Your Summertime Thoughts

  Dreams of Summer by Meredith Johnson and #PLN friends Can you hear the soft summer breeze just outside your window? The songs of the birds flitting from branch to branch welcoming the change in seasons and often, a shift in your life. I…

When Poems Find Me by Lainie Levin

When Poems Find Me by Lainie Levin April 17, 2019 Sometimes a poem strikes me, and I’m able to write it in the moment. I get an idea for an image, a phrase or a metaphor, and I just can’t help myself. Other poems are…

Could the News Media Play a Role in Shifting Toward Innovative Practices in Schools? by Meredith Johnson

I just finished reading What School Could Be (2018) by Ted Dintersmith @Dintersmith and almost every page contains examples of schools who are jumping into innovative practices. Ted shares that we roll out, “Yet another round of teaching all students standardized material, in standardized…

What is Your WHY Behind Professional Learning? by Meredith Johnson

This morning I have been reading the book, Start With Why – How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek. You’ve already read the book? Terrific! Since it was published in 2009, ten years ago, I would imagine many of those…

Meredith Johnson