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February 23, 2014

The Arts Are Essential

At the very time we are talking about the value of developing students who are able to create and innovate, the arts are being threatened. Minimizing the arts makes no sense but neither does preserving them as a separate and apart from academics, especially in this time of focus on STEM subjects.

February 13, 2014

What If Standards Are Not the Problem?

The real problem with education is we need to shift into this century. We have been trying to do it for years, through hard work and effort. It all has resulted in a tinkered with ailing system that is struggling along with phenomenal teachers and leaders who are exhausted from trying.

February 11, 2014

Leadership: Present and Future

Let's think about flipping the tone and focus of our work toward the future. As our current leadership works to develop their own capacities, let's work at developing leaders for the future.

February 09, 2014

We Have 21st-Century Learners Who Need 21st-Century Leaders

We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

February 06, 2014

Governors, Got Money?

We need an organizing platform for an informed voice. Throwing money at education won't solve our challenges unless we have a real voice in promoting the innovations we need.

February 04, 2014

Will We Ever Allow Computers to Grade Students' Writing?

We are not suggesting that a computer can replace the grace and value of the interaction between a teacher and a student. But let's have a discussion before we close our minds to the possibilities.

February 02, 2014

Bullying Is an Adult Issue First

How can we teach the children to not be bullies, if the adults are unaware that the words we use and the actions we take divide and hurt and maybe even bully?

January 23, 2014

Some Things Schools Can't Do Alone

Everything is not as it should be in our schools. We need to be able to attend to the business of turning our schools in to 21st century schools. But we need help.

January 14, 2014

Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

January 12, 2014

Are We Learning From Evaluations?

Positive feedback and good relationships are foundations for good morale and motivating growth while negative feedback and charged relationships are dangerous contributors to low morale and little or no growth.

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