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May 24, 2015

Education: What Do We Hope to Prevent?

It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?

May 21, 2015

The NYSED Meetings: Leading to Change or More of the Same?

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?

May 14, 2015

Disconnected School Leadership: 3 Areas of Concern

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.

May 03, 2015

When the Governor Sneezes the Whole State Catches a Cold

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?

April 20, 2015

Opting Out: Will It Lead to the Real Discussion About Assessment?

The opt out movement is massive across the country, but are we open to learn what the movement is teaching us?

April 02, 2015

High Noon: The Showdown Over High-Stakes Testing

In NY State high stakes testing is quickly approaching and it seems that we have hit High Noon. On one side are those who want to opt out and on the other stands the state education department and funding.

March 25, 2015

Unwrapping the Standards: A Simple Way to Deconstruct Learning Outcomes

In the 2nd in a series of guest posts by Larry Ainsworth, he helps teachers unlock the standards.

March 19, 2015

Focused Leadership: Fish Don't Rot From the Tail First

Building administrators and school leaders across the nation are challenged to find strategies that will generate continual increased levels of student achievement. But what is the best way?

March 17, 2015

Making Your Voice Heard: The Power of the Teacher Brand

Teachers are getting bashed on one side and praised on the other. Is it time for teachers to create their own brand?

March 12, 2015

What If You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Teacher?

The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?

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