5 Reasons You Should Be an Instructional Leader!

There are five very important reasons why school leaders need to become instructional leaders, and they all revolve around learning.


When Will the Testing Obsession End?

Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.


5 Reasons You Should Flip Your Leadership

Flipped leadership isn't a silver bullet that will make a school's problems go away, but it is a practical and engaging method to maximize time together with teachers and communicate with parents.


School Leaders: Are You the Role Model for Professional Learning?

When it comes to professional learning and building relationships in schools, we should not have the "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy.


Relationships: Are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?

When it comes to relationships, are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?


Are You Creating a Culture of Learning?

If we really want to create a culture of learning we should stop focusing on the adult in the room and put our focus on the student, but sometimes it's more complicated than that.


Got Coffee? Getting Testing Off Caffeine

High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.


Voxer: I Get It Now!!!

Up until a few days ago I didn't understand the importance of Voxer but through some Tweets and Voxer conversations, I see how important the tool can be to building connections and communicating.


Not Sure I Understand...Voxer

I was recently introduced to the tool Voxer by my Connected Educator friends, and it made me think...are connected educators moving too fast for others to catch up?


Why Does My Son Want to Be a Teacher?

In her acceptance speech for the Sidney, NY Teacher of the Year Award, Stephanie Hulbert explains why she was upset when her 5 year old son said he wanted to be a teacher, and the ultimate lesson he taught her along the way.


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