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April 10, 2018

The Challenge of Leading in a Profession Where Labels Matter

The difficulty lies in mediating the arbitrary, but important landmark standards, and the variability of children's readiness to meet them without the adults using labels to separate.

November 16, 2017

How Do You Weigh a Teacher?

Authors Art Costa and Bena Kallick tell us, "When considering teacher quality, we are concerned about whether the teacher has the more enduring habits that will serve them well as they continue to learn, grow and respond positively to change."

November 05, 2017

'Personalized Learning' is For Everyone in the System

If we want teachers to step away from being the information deliverers and empower students to become active and engaged learners, leaders must do so with their teachers.

September 17, 2017

A New Grading System Meets a Critic's Empty Words

When schools step up to consider new ways to engage and motivate students they should be lauded.

July 16, 2017

Improving Teacher Practice Through The Evaluation Process

When encouragement and support are the partners of observation and evaluation, the process is worth the time it take.

April 09, 2017

Evaluations: Exhausting Routine or Motivating Capstone?

Evaluation is intended to serve two masters: one is accountability and the other is professional development. 3 ways to shift thinking and practice.

March 07, 2017

After Standardized Testing--Then What?

It is important to fight for the reduction of standardized testing required. At the same time educators need the time and energy to spend on developing ways to monitor how students are developing those other skills and capacities.

February 05, 2017

Where Does Homework Fit Into the Big Picture?

No matter whether homework is the opener of the conversation or some other topic is catalytic to a reflection on current practice how things fit into the bigger picture has to be considered.

January 15, 2017

Discover the Power of The Words 'Not Yet'

In formal/academic learning what often gets in the way, for children and professionals, is the lack of time and effort given to understanding and agreeing to the objectives and standards to which we are striving.

January 08, 2017

Finally, Developing Leadership Is Recognized as Improving Educational Outcomes!

While asking teachers to grow and develop their technology skills, shift their practice, change their schedules, connect differently with students and parents and other teachers, leaders cannot stand on the sidelines as cheerleaders.

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