It is important to fight for the reduction of standardized testing required. At the same time educators need the time and energy to spend on developing ways to monitor how students are developing those other skills and capacities.
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March 07, 2017
January 15, 2017
In formal/academic learning what often gets in the way, for children and professionals, is the lack of time and effort given to understanding and agreeing to the objectives and standards to which we are striving.
April 10, 2016
Spring testing season has arrived and, the tug of war about the tests continues. The charges made against the tests, in general, boil down to 6 essentials.
April 03, 2016
Evaluations will be part of the educational process for children and the adults who learn and work in our schools for the foreseeable future. But, the system ought not rely on the evaluations to motivate.
March 31, 2016
The leader needs to both listen and educate with sensitivity, skill, a substantive understanding of the research, and a sensitive capacity to publically differentiate fact from opinion.
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.
March 08, 2016
No good comes from a fractured environment. Fighting over points of view, misunderstandings and resentment cannot contribute to a healthy school environment for children.
October 04, 2015
Acting Secretary, John King, Jr. is not one to shrink from controversy. It is unlikely that will be the definition of "acting" for him.
September 01, 2015
Educational leadership calls for both knowledge and wisdom. Both are needed now, it seems, more than ever.