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  • Mid Year Reflections + Semester Two Goals
    Whoa! What a semester. Many people have been checking in with me this semester and a common comment is "What a crazy year to start in an Assistant Principal role!?". Maybe? Honestly, I don't know any better and I assumed it would be busy and there would be a lot of things going on.  I don't know if it would be any busier in a regular year.  I think for some things, COV
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Multilinguals in the cont
    Last November, all language learners were formally assessed using the standardized language proficiency assessment WIDA Model. The collected data, WIDA results, in addition to other data sources, allowed EAL teachers to create ELPs, student learner profiles, including learning goals aligned to the ELD (English Language Development) WIDA standards. As I reflect on this process,
  • To Flip or Not to Flip
    I have been flipping my lessons for all three courses since the beginning of the school year. During parent-teacher conference, some parents, especially the ones who watch the lesson videos with their children, were very pleased with the model. However, some parents expressed the believes that since we are no longer teaching online and they pay a lot of tuition, they do not wan
  • Lightbox Reflection
    For our first Product Design unit, we were challenged to create a lightbox featuring the landscape of a place that's special to us - one that we couldn't visit because of COVID. For my lightbox, I chose to make a mountain landscape that reminds me of Colorado. We visit friends there almost every summer, but didn't get to this year because we didn't go home. I learned a
  • Online Reflection
    What action(s) might you take in order to prepare for online and blended learning? Tight coordination with the IP's or any teacher that will be in the room physically with the students in Beijing. Additionally, making sure that there is enough supplemental information and support of concepts especially for the students who are still outside of ISB. Considering
  • Online Learning Planner
  • Online Learning
    Well. it's mid September and here I am teaching online which I most certainly did not expect to be doing this school year but that's 2020! It's strange, surreal and all a bit stressful as we wait for our visas to arrive so we can head back 'home' and some normalcy. During the summer I was collecting bits and pieces from Facebook groups I am part of about how to teach online
  • Preparing for online Learning -EY3
    The first few weeks of school will be very difficult for me to start any group project work with children as young as 3 and 4 years old.  I will need to make my face as visible as possible in morning zoom sessions and small groups with the homeroom teachers. Reading stories, leading songs and engaging in as many of the zoom lessons as possible.  I will need to build relatio
  • Preparing for Online Learning 2020-2021
      In EY3, we will be focusing on online learning for the first week of school. Ling and I completed the Weekly Planner together, as we plan our DL learning together. We will work and plan closely with my wonderful Instructional Partner and our Teacher Assistants.  I chose Care and Classroom management to reflect upon for online learning.  As we begin our year and part
  • Preparing for Online Learning2020-2021
    Online-Learning Weekly Planner ES In EY3, we will be focusing on online learning for the first week of school. Christine and I completed the Weekly Planner together, as we plan our DL learning together. We will work and plan closely with my Instructional Partner and our Teacher Assistants.  We chose Care and Classroom management to reflect upon for online learning.  Durin