If you want a hard hitting blog post about how schools need to change, this is not the one for you. However, if you want to read some ways I learned from my staff when I was a principal, give this one a click.
October 2016 Archives
Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.
The most important things we should be looking at in school are beyond measure.
If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five reasons why.
How can one sentence change the trajectory of student learning? It shows the power of feedback.
If instructional coaching is beneficial to teachers, shouldn't leadership coaching benefical to principals? Why aren't more principals doing it?
Educators have the odd habit of taking simple ideas and making them inexplicably complex. Standards based learning is one of them.
Too often in schools situations can help build walls and make teachers and leaders feel as though they're on opposite sides. There are a number of ways leaders and teachers can prevent that from happening.
We talk about change a lot, but it's often lofty and out of reach. How can we make change more realistic?
Research has shown us that poverty has a large impact on students. However, poverty actually has a more profound impact on schools and parents.
Listening is one of the most important aspects to our learning, but many of us don't do it well, and we definitely could do it better with our students.
Professional development gets a bad rap from time to time. Teachers and leaders aren't always happy after they leave, and truth be told, consultants aren't always happy when they leave either.