In schools, observations and evaluations of teachers and principals can be a contentious event rather than a productive process. Capturing actions and being able to reflect upon them offers a growth experience.
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March 17, 2016
March 10, 2016
When trust becomes a shared and lived value, the people within the organization can remain invested in their chosen work, taking risks, moving forward, making changes.
February 28, 2016
Understanding the grip of heroin addiction as a public health issue with serious consequences for the addicted and for those who love that person can help students make better choices and increase empathy as well.
February 07, 2016
Rarely does a district value the development of the personal leadership capacities of their leaders and even more rarely do they invest in them.
January 24, 2016
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.
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 17, 2015
The impossible task of motivating people to change their practice while evaluating them (rating them) is now not only expected of the principals, but of their supervisors as well.
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.
September 22, 2015
Without leaders understanding and holding the space for new methodologies to be learned, graduates are less likely to possess the attributes that we all agree students need while they are still with us and for life.