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.
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January 10, 2016
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
October 21, 2015
None of us will succeed without the other and students will be the losers if we fail to remember what brought us this far.
October 11, 2015
Time is better spent up front creating an environment in which the new initiative is recognized as being valuable, building the coalition to lead with you, sharing the vision generously for all to own, designing a clear-cut strategy, and creating the environment that invites broad-based action, recognizes short-term "wins," and sustains the movement.
June 04, 2015
More than ever we, and the students in our charge, need parents as informed and active partners.
January 18, 2015
Create time and spaces for introverts to contribute, and increase the number of opportunities for leadership and quiet leaders to emerge.
March 20, 2014
Teachers need to be invited and encouraged to take the initial steps into leadership. We hope the best among us, those who are motivated by deep passion for service and love for children and for learning, respond positively to the invitation.
December 10, 2013
Teachers have worked harder within the same system that has been in place for many decades. There comes a point where harder won't help. Too many factors exist now for a 'work harder' mentality to be successful.
November 21, 2013
If we are to continue to develop an environment in which teachers can create the space for children to explore and discover (which is ironically part of the mandated shift), we must create the space for the teachers to do the same.
September 10, 2013
We must not allow our compliance to extinguish the passion that brought us to this work. Our challenge is to carry the weight of the mandate while working with faculty to create the best implementation.