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Recognizing Tenure

Tenure







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Added by Steve Bollar on August 15, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas Email Signature

Take a look at your outgoing email.  Most people have an automatic signature that places your name and basic contact information at the end of every email.  Some people get creative and add a motivational quote.  This space is actually very valuable real estate.  This space is an opportunity to let everyone you email know about something important.  Think of your signature space as a place to showcase who you are, what you are doing, and how others can join in.  Here are five ways to…

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Added by Steve Bollar on August 10, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Potential is an opportunity not a guarantee.

As a parent we want our children to live up to their fullest potential.  We do everything in our power to guide their lives and mold their events to allow our children to grow and develop into amazing adults. If they fall short we are there to support them and get them back on track. Throughout their entire childhood, all we can do his hope and pray that they will work to their fullest potential.  Nothing makes a parent more proud than seeing their child working to their fullest…

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Added by Steve Bollar on April 1, 2011 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

Decisions

Within one day I make many decisions.  My decisions are at many different levels.  They range from what am I going to wear today, to what is the best instructional practice for a particular student.  Any way you look at it, “It’s Up 2 Me” to come up with a final decision.  As a good leader should, many decisions are made in collaboration with others.  Each of those decisions that are made with others is at different levels.  I must quickly determine what level of decision-making I will…

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Added by Steve Bollar on March 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Post It Notes

 

Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy and focus on motivation and recognition.  Knowing that, I suppose it is no surprise that I incorporated it into my formal observations of my teachers. 



Today I had three formal teacher observations.  Yes, three in one day.  That is a lot in one day.  Therefore, I thought I would make it a goal to provide immediate positive feedback for each of the teachers I visited.  I was trying to think of the best way to give that feedback. …

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Added by Steve Bollar on February 25, 2011 at 12:19am — No Comments

Substitutes

Today my goal was to visit with each substitute in my building and improve the relationship with each one.  Many times when substitutes come into the building they are ignored.  The only time they are focused on is when they are unable to control the class.  The only expectation of a sub is to keep the kids quiet and engaged long enough so the end of the day bell can ring.  Often, when a sub comes  into the building they do not have anywhere to hang their coat or… Continue

Added by Steve Bollar on February 23, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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