Like a child who regularly misbehaves, the New York State Education Department's behavior leaves educators, leaders and parents feeling uncertain, even if they are trying to do the right thing. Officials are meeting with educators and leaders from districts around the state to talk about opting out and high stakes testing. Will they really listen?
Teachers often say that faculty meetings and observations are done to them, but do they have more power over those situations than they think?
Many educational initiatives often start out with a clear set of practices in mind, but often fail. Perhaps disciplined collaboration will help change that.
After posting a blog focusing on why faculty meetings are a waste of time and one on why teacher observations may not be beneficial, it is pretty clear that there are 3 areas of disconnect between teachers and school principals.
When it comes to confidence building for women in leadership there are at least 3 ways to 'show the love.'
Teacher observations should be one of the most important jobs completed between a leader and teacher, but there are 3 reasons why they are typically a waste of time.
When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.
Mrs. Flynn was such a great fourth grade teacher, I decided to have her two years in a row. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.
Do women in leadership have it tougher than men? Is there a gender bias in schools?
Nowhere in the US is education more of a political hotbed than in NY State. The Senate is getting ready to hold meetings around Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), but will the Governor listen?