We would be foolish to expect professionals who have experienced success in the past to seek and adopt new practices without purposeful professional development and an environment in which adult learning and risk-taking is valued and rewarded.
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January 24, 2016
January 21, 2016
Successful leadership is not perched atop the organization; success results from embedding leadership throughout all levels of the organization.
January 19, 2016
We argue the decision to give homework should be based on evidence that it is effective and by developing a shared value amongst the faculty and parents and yes, the students.
January 10, 2016
The road to preparing young people to live in the world where the economy is based on innovations fueled by science, technology, engineering, and math is to teach them how to see connections, think critically, alone and with others, create, collaborate, and communicate.
January 07, 2016
Professional Development as we knew it, can't survive as a choice from a menu or stand alone activity that may not even impact classroom instruction or the culture that exists in the building
December 15, 2015
Justice Scalia's remarks related to higher education, but their roots lie deeply buried in K-12 education.
December 13, 2015
The policies are changing, the societal demand for schools and students to perform better and the need for us to rethink the teaching and learning demanded by this century are not diminishing.
December 08, 2015
If there is a hope for a nugget of something new...a way to address an emerging issue or problem, or a seed of new thinking or a grant opportunity or a new book ... then the return strategy matters.
December 03, 2015
We can be pretty sure in our hearts of hearts that retaining what happens within our walls the same as the last century isn't enough...and it isn't right.
November 19, 2015
Schools need focused leaders who can develop and sustain the coalitions to move a school forward, coalitions within the school and with those outside of school walls both.