5 Questions to Ask a CEO Before a District Take-Over

Youngstown used to be a boomtown, and now politicians see it as broken. In a few weeks the school district may be handed over to a CEO. Here are 5 questions to ask them before handing them the keys.

The Principalship Needs a Makeover

Angry. Sitting in their office doing paperwork. Is that what you think of when you think of a principal? We think the principalship needs a make-over.

What's the Opposite of Top-Down Leadership?

How do we encourage that kind of partnership in other schools, because I'm not sure more accountability is the way to do it.

Connected Education: Take as Much as You Want

It's Connected Educators Month, which means we can get online and take as much as we want.

Do We Provoke Misbehavior in Our Students?

In our effort to create optimal learning spaces and focus on learning, are teachers actually provoking the misbehavior that prevents them from getting to that learning with students?

Does Subject-Matter Knowledge Count as Much as We Think?

For as long as there have been schools, there has been the debate over the importance of subject-matter knowledge. It doesn't matter as much as you may think.

What Is PISA?

When presidents and leaders of developed countries talk about how their education system is doing in comparison to other systems around the world, they use PISA as the data for the discussion, but many educators know very little about PISA. What is PISA?

5 Reasons You Won't Always Like This Blog

If you're always looking for blogs that only tell you what you want to hear about school, this is not the one, and there are at least 5 reasons why.

10 Reasons Students Should Go on Strike

Adults are known to strike from time to time because of harsh working conditions or low pay, but there are at least 10 reasons why students should strike.

A Method for Fostering Better Observations

Many times teachers believe the observation process is a waste of time, and leaders don't always do anything to change that perception. Perhaps if they went through the observation process using a 3rd party video during a faculty meeting, the observation process may look a whole lot clearer.

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