Category: Leadership

Designing A Better World

April 29, 2019 0

In August 2019, over 2,200 schools will open doors to students in the state of Georgia. A small number of those schools will be brand new. None like this. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School opens the doors to a brand new Upper School (Grades 9-12) building after a year of construction and years of planning, dreaming,…

By Chip Houston

Collaborative Team Teaching

August 13, 2017 1

Collaborative Team Teaching Amy Choi and Pam Ambler presented a compelling and highly useful workshop for team teaching pairs on the first day of pre-planning. As the Upper School scales collaborative team teaching up from Humanities 9 to Humanities 10 and several new inter/multi-disciplinary courses this year, the models and tools they provided will be…

By Chip Houston

Leadership Badge Series

November 2, 2015 1

Leadership Badge Series Here is a badge design I am experimenting with as a way to show appreciation and recognition for leadership. This badge does not have a ‘submit evidence’ but it is awarded by me or it has the ‘nominate a peer’ option. This is the first in a series of leadership badges I…

By Chip Houston

Great by Choice

October 25, 2015 0

Great by Choice In preparation for an upcoming executive team meeting, our team read chapter 2 of Jim Collins’ book ‘Great by Choice.’ The introduction was particularly fun to read as it compared two expedition team leaders – Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon, in their preparation and pursuit of being the first to reach the…

By Chip Houston

Building Our Learning Measures

October 22, 2015 0

Building Our Learning Measures This morning, our monthly vertical team meeting focused on building our capacity with two of our ‘expanded learning measures’ – formative assessment and e-portfolios. Here is the agenda with some data added… Essential Questions What are the limitations of numerical grades as a single measure of learning? How will we develop…

By Chip Houston

To the Prankster…

October 16, 2015 1

To the beloved colleague and prankster who pulled every other book out on my office shelf, I only have this to say… “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a…

By Chip Houston

Potpourri of Cool Stuff

October 7, 2015 0

Drones in action… via Alice Keeler… Making Instructional Webinar Videos via Mikey Canup… 6 Best Web Tools for Making Instructional Videos via Digital Promise… Educator Micro-Credentials (Badging) – Competency Based Recognition for Educators

By Chip Houston

4 Levels of Delegation

October 5, 2015 0

4 Levels of Delegation by Andy Stanley with Gavin Adams Notes from the Podcast Investigation “I just want you to go find out some things. Research. Gather info. Bring it back to me or our team. Don’t do anything about it yet. Informed Progress I have a project/task for you. I want to give you something…

By Chip Houston