Restarting the ol’ engine.

One of the best parts about being a teacher is the opportunity to restart your class(es) at any point, in any regard.

You weren’t satisfied with how things were unfolding in 2016 with your students or colleagues?  Fix it.  Attack it. Change something.  Teachers have so much control over what happens in their own classrooms.  Try something new.  Welcome the kids to 2017 with renewed enthusiasm!  One of our veteran administrators shared this resource on twitter. It’s a great one!

Very few jobs have the autonomy to repurpose without permission.  We work in such jobs.

Welcome 2017!


Author: Jnelson

Jeff Nelson Fife School District Assistant Superintendent:Teaching-Learning-Innovation 39 years as an educator. 16 years teacher 3 years assistant principal 12 years principal 8 years Assistant Superintendent BA, Washington State University MAEd, Washington State University Previous member of AWSP Legislative Committee Previous member of UW Tacoma PEAB, Administrative Certification Established and maintained Fife’s first website for 7 years Present work includes establishing the first Teaching/Learning/Innovation department in the Fife School District. Examples of responsibilities include: teacher/administrator professional development, assessment, TPEP, curriculum/materials review, 24 credit requirement, technology levy leadership, teacher/administrator bargaining. Initiatives underway in Fife, as a result of new TLI Department: AVID, OER, Curriculum and Materials reviews, Student Perception Pilot with CSTP, Google Expedition Cofounder of Educational Internet Communications, LLC. Marketed and sold one of the first online grade checking programs in the US. Consulted with Seattle Educational Internet Company for 2 years.

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