Unfortunately, with our present accountability system that focuses on numbers more than social-emotional learning, conferences are at risk of focusing more on what children can't do rather than what they can. Flipping the conference can lead to a more positive outcome.
All Blog Posts With communication Tag or Category
December 03, 2013
November 29, 2013
In these days of high accountability and misinformation about the public school system, branding is more important than ever.
November 05, 2013
If cancelling meetings with parents because they got too tough wasn't a sign of poor leadership....John King's comments at the New York State School Boards Association Conference certainly were.
October 03, 2013
Jeff Ronneberg explores the importance of identifying expectations for implementation, getting out of the office, and talking with those who are implementing their learning.
September 26, 2013
Student intern Victor Horton talks about his experiences as an intern with the Prichard Committee.
September 24, 2013
Stu interviews state board of education chairman Roger Marcum.
September 18, 2013
Douglas Hodum, a 2013 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow from Maine, talks about involving stakeholders when developing teacher evaluation systems.
September 13, 2013
Flipping communication isn't about replacing anything...it's about enhancing it.
September 09, 2013
The E-Rate Program has played a critical role in moving our nation's schools into the 21st century, and I wish it had substantially more funding. I am concerned, though, that the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlines changes that will substantially reduce the effectiveness of this critical program.
August 23, 2013
On Wednesday, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Gallup released the results of their 45th annual Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, which offers interesting insights about the public's views on a variety of issues, from education funding to teacher performance to school safety. For d...