Women in Leadership: Does Gender Matter?

Women in leadership? Should we focus on gender?


The Learning Pit: Fostering a Growth Mindset

Sometimes learning is hard work for adults and students, which is why the Learning Pit is important.


Education: What Do We Hope to Prevent?

It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?


The NYSED Meetings: Leading to Change or More of the Same?

Like a child who regularly misbehaves, the New York State Education Department's behavior leaves educators, leaders and parents feeling uncertain, even if they are trying to do the right thing. Officials are meeting with educators and leaders from districts around the state to talk about opting out and high stakes testing. Will they really listen?


Do Teachers Have More of a Voice Than They Think?

Teachers often say that faculty meetings and observations are done to them, but do they have more power over those situations than they think?


Disciplined Collaboration: Allowing Freedom Within Form

Many educational initiatives often start out with a clear set of practices in mind, but often fail. Perhaps disciplined collaboration will help change that.


Disconnected School Leadership: 3 Areas of Concern

After posting a blog focusing on why faculty meetings are a waste of time and one on why teacher observations may not be beneficial, it is pretty clear that there are 3 areas of disconnect between teachers and school principals.


Women and Leadership: 3 Ways We Need to 'Show the Love'

When it comes to confidence building for women in leadership there are at least 3 ways to 'show the love.'


3 Reasons Why Your Observations May Be a Waste of Time

Teacher observations should be one of the most important jobs completed between a leader and teacher, but there are 3 reasons why they are typically a waste of time.


Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.


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