Author Archives: AmyGriffin

What a Thought-Provoking Conference!

For the last day of the conference, I attended the Thought Leader Session: Failure is NOT an Option with Alan Blankstein and the concluding General Session with Yong Zhao.

Blankstein related the current status of public education to what Ed Ziegler used to say:

We are not as bad as the public believes.
We still need [...]

Developing 21st Century Learners and Productive Citizens

The second day of the conference was another busy day! I participated in the Project Based Learning (PBL) Education Session, the Thought Leader Session with Deb Delisle, The Effie Jones Luncheon featuring speaker Dr. Tyrone Howard, and the General Session with Linda Darling-Hammond.

Education Session: PBL
Begin with the end in mind.

In the PBL [...]

Inspirational Day 1 of Conference

Today was the first day of the AASA National Conference on Education. It has been a very productive day packed with sessions that both validated my thoughts and practices as a leader and provoked me to reflect on ways to grow and improve. From teacher evaluation to 21st Century Learning to going from good to [...]

Watch Out, LA….Here I Come!

It’s hard to believe that the National Conference on Education is just around the corner! I am very excited about attending the conference.  It will be my first time attending this conference and visiting Los Angeles, California, not to mention my first time “officially” blogging for a national conference!  I am thrilled about being able [...]