Educators: What Will Happen When Twitter Ends?

Twitter has been used by hundreds of thousands of educators, but recent news should make us wonder whether the social media platform is seeing its demise. What will educators do?

Even Instructional Coaches Need Coaching

As teachers, we are only one step away from a bad lesson, which is why instructional coaching is so important. However, a recent bad performance made me realize that coaches need some coaching too.

6 Stories That Address the Challenges of School Leadership

Principal churn is an issue leaders and schools have to face, but some leaders are doing better than others. There are six stories that will help leaders want to stay in their school, get out of their office and really connect with students.

The Charter Funding Conflict: Where's the Accountability for State Ed.?

Over the years the NY State Education Department has forced accountability and compliance through mandates, but a recent story by WNYT (Albany, NY, NBC affiliate) should force us to ask why the State Education Department doesn't play by their own rules.

3 Ways Instructional Coaches Are Used as Compliance Officers

When done correctly, instructional coaching offers enormous benefits to teachers and students. Unfortunately, during these days of accountability there are at least three ways that coaches are used as less of a resource and more as compliance officers.

What 'Teacher Voice' Is and Isn't

The words "Teacher Voice" are met with some interesting reactions because of confusion over what it is, and what it's not. Teacher voice is about a shared responsibility among staff, but administrators have to give them a place at the table first.

Does Education Need a Software Update?

The technology industry hasn't just fostered a culture of change, it has gotten consumers to expect and embrace it. What can the education profession learn from that?

How Do We Contribute to the Stories of Our Students?

On any given day we contribute to the stories of our students. Some of us continue the tragedy while others help inspire a new ending. How do you contribute to the story of your students?

Flipped Leadership Is Collaborative Leadership

Flipping for the sake of flipping is not enough to move the dial of learning. In this co-authored blog between Peter DeWitt and John Hattie, they discuss the reason why true learning in school needs collaborative leadership.

3 Reasons Why Status Prevents You From Collaborating

When coaches and leaders have difficulty creating authentic dialogue that will help foster collaboration, they may not understand that their status may be the wedge that causes the issue.

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