Guest blogger Jacob Lewis says, "I think sometimes the manner of communication creates a disconnect between teachers and students. There's no way language can communicate what it's like to think with my brain or to view an idea or concept exactly the way I do."
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February 13, 2018
February 11, 2018
Schools have no business judging children or their parents for behaviors we don't understand. Most educators find it their professional responsibility to discover why children don't meet expectations.
January 09, 2018
Hiring is, arguably, the most important shared role of leaders and the governing body. It deserves and investment of time to listen openly and share perceptions and thoughts.
December 21, 2017
Limiting speech and access to information is the antithesis of our purpose in a free and open democracy. The limits being placed on the internet and on speech in the CDC will affect our work, certainly.
December 05, 2017
Consider a time when we felt lonely or different from those around us. In that common moment, we can find answers for how to help these children feel seen and heard and understood.
November 30, 2017
We do not want to teach children to be or to be seen as a label. How we conduct each day, how we construct each day and our mindset about limits and limitations has to be questioned in order to decide what is productive and what has to change.
November 19, 2017
It is about presence. It isn't just about Rotary or Kiwanis. It is also about church dinners and nonprofit fund raisers. It is business and police. It is clergy and senior citizens and parents and preschool providers. Is it too much to ask?
October 26, 2017
The answer is not to "bring back" vocational training. The answer is to redefine vocational training and integrate it into the learning required for all students to graduate from high schools.
August 23, 2017
We can create the image and give the message of the highest achievement and the vision of each and every classroom.
July 16, 2017
When encouragement and support are the partners of observation and evaluation, the process is worth the time it take.