Today Was a Good Day

“I can’t believe, today was a good day…” – Ice Cube

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First there was this…


Then this…

And then there was this…

Ooh, and this…

And then it was lunchtime, and I was headed for BWI airport en route to Chicago for a full weekend of events with 10,000 or so of my closest teacher friends at ASCD Empower19.

Wild, man.

Grateful, thankful, and deeply humbled by these incredible opportunities to connect with excited educators from every corner of the globe as we continue to change the game of 21st century education.

The life of an instructional coach is crazy, wonderful, and very, very full.

Presentation from this morning’s session at Bishop McNamara High School is linked here. A sincere thank you to all who were in attendance — please feel free to connect with me here and on Twitter so that we can continue the conversation at any time!

Author: John

John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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