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.
According to DoSomething.org "Over 3.2 million students get bullied each year" and "Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying." The National School Climate Center and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation are trying to inspire students to stand up for one another using a format that is typically used for bullying.
Blogs offer an incredible opportunity to connect with people within our school community or around the world. Here are 11 blog posts that focused on some critical topics, and helped connect people in a much deeper way.
Coaching is about deep, long lasting relationships between a teacher and coach. If we are entering into the coaching relationship we need to do it in a way that won't be a waste time. Here are 4 ways coaching won't work.
Within-school variability, when it comes to teachers expertise, is an issue in most schools. Here are a few ways that the flipped faculty meeting can help build teacher efficacy, and minimize the within-school variability.
If you don't forcibly build joint ownership into mainstreaming, you will not get mainstreaming other than in name, and there's little special about a teacher rushing around a class putting her finger in innumerable leaks.
In a recent survey, 230 teachers answered questions regarding their observations. What they said should inspire leaders to try harder to follow through on the promises they made to themselves this summer to make their observations better.
"Opening days" are all around us if we think about it. What's your "opening day"? How can you hack it to inspire those in your district, school or classroom?
Do tests reflect what students know...or their motivation and test taking skills?
A mother remarked that it "sucks" that her daughter has to start school a day earlier than last year instead of getting one more day of summer. What actually "sucks" is how we talk about school.