It has been a while since I have posted but, with new exciting adventures on the horizon, I feel that this is a good motivation for me to get back in the groove!
I am excited to announce that I have a new position for the 2018-2019 school year! I will be the Vice-Principal at Montmartre School and I am looking forward to this new journey. I will be continuing my role as Career Counsellor in Montmartre School as well have added the role of Instructional Team Coach to my responsibilities.
My new role of Instructional Team Coach (ITC) is what has inspired me to get back into blogging. Being ITC, I will be responsible to coach and support staff in best practice instructional and assessment strategies, collaborate to develop lessons, and integrate 21st Century multiple literacies into the classroom (to name a few things). Professional reading is a pivotal part of this and to help me log and store my thoughts, I want to share what I am reading, what is impacting my beliefs, and what I have further questions about to help me grow as an educator and a leader, especially in literacy, an area that is not firmly rooted in my “comfort zone”.
On the note of professional reading…what is one book (or a few) that you have read for professional development that made a huge difference for you in terms of changing your teaching beliefs or reinforcing something you already believed? Why was this/these book(s) so pivotal for you? I can’t wait to see your answers!