How to Increase Leadership Impact on Teacher Observations

Teacher observations are incredibly important but are usually filled with pomp and circumstance and are more concerned about getting it done instead of getting it done right. Why not use SOLO Taxonomy?


State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.


Priority Standards: The Power of Focus

In order for teachers to effectively teach everything on their list, they must use the priority standard approach. Here's how to do it.


Letting Parents in on the Secret of School

We assume there are topics that parents don't need to know about when we engage in initiatives or changes, when the reality is that they are the very topics that parents need to know about.


How Many Years of Teaching Experience Should a Principal Have?

5, 10, 15...how many years of teaching should a principal have before entering the role?


Being Visible Isn't Enough

In leadership classes school leaders are taught to be visible, but in order to really foster student voice and put a focus on learning, school leaders need to be more than visible.


How To Be More Generationally Savvy: Part 1

In schools we have staff that cross from young to veteran, which means we all need to be more generational Savvy in order to collaborate across generations.


Data... the Hard & Soft of It

Data comes to us both "hard" and "soft," and both can help us improve learning and our school climates.


4 Lessons Learned From Differentiating Leadership

Differentiation, if it is going to be successful, is not about moving all students from Point A to Point B - it is about moving each student from their Point A to their Point B.


5 Reasons You Should Use Touchcast

If you are interested flipping your classroom or leadership Touchcast may be the app for you, and there are hundreds of educators who want to help you get started.


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