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.
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February 22, 2015
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.
February 15, 2015
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.
February 10, 2015
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.
February 01, 2015
When it comes to assessment there are five areas that students are entitled to, and these are those five areas.
January 19, 2015
In these days of high burnout and accountability how do you find...and keep...exceptional young teachers?
January 16, 2015
Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.
January 08, 2015
Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.
January 01, 2015
Every time we engage with our students and parents matters because they are making judgments about us that may be untrue, and we should understand that we too are making decisions about all of them...within a blink of an eye.