There is no evidence to indicate that a process intended to evaluate by placing a word or number on the actions of another is effective in developing capacity or changing practice.
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August 02, 2016
July 14, 2016
No successful change can take place in an organization without system-wide understanding and support. Leaders cannot do this alone.
June 21, 2016
The urgent demands of the leader's work pull the mind to a place of reaction. Each reaction pulls attention away from a systems view and away from the complexities of the human beings who work with us.
June 19, 2016
The same interest, focus, research, and time, devoted to the hiring process should follow as each newly hired professional joins the organization.
June 12, 2016
EdCamps are based upon the desire for participant-led professional development. The session topics are determined on the day of the event.
June 07, 2016
What would it be like if we had a bit of time to consider what our individual highest potential might be for next year and then to engage one another to determine what our collective highest potential might be?
May 22, 2016
While it is well established that many factors can increase student performance, the most important factor is the quality of the classroom teacher.
April 21, 2016
The successful evolution of an educator only happens when they do what's best for kids, infuse instructionally sound methods, and commit to improving on a consistent basis.
March 29, 2016
Leaders, while striving to find their own vision for possibilities, need only to look inside their schools for innovative teachers who are pushing against boundaries and inviting a more flexible interaction between student and teacher.
March 22, 2016
It is in the hands of the teachers and leaders to grab hold of the assessments developed within the school and have them be more reflective of the school's values about student success, using feedback, coaching, and encouragement along the learning path.