The move away from textbooks must be accompanied by a responsibility to create the time, space, and guidance in which teachers can research new resources and use them to transform the work being done in and outside of their classrooms.
All Blog Posts With K-12 education Tag or Category
August 12, 2014
August 03, 2014
We live in such a competitive society and we replicate this competition in our schools. Is the purpose of education to create winners and losers?
July 31, 2014
Educating about what is "yours" and what is "mine" begins in Kindergarten and so should the education about copyright laws.
July 27, 2014
As much as we must attend to the standards and assessments, it is important to attend to the human beings. We need a balance, and as the next school year approaches, it is a good time to think freshly about igniting the minds and hearts of teachers again so they can do the same for their students.
July 17, 2014
When we take a mandate and push it into our existing structure, we follow, but do not create a structural shift as we accept new practices. We need a new structure within which these changes can flourish.
July 15, 2014
Schools with compassionate leaders increase their students' potential for academic success. Compassionate learning environments lower a student's cortisol levels (decreasing stress levels), which increases his or her ability to learn.
July 13, 2014
What if we rethought how we expend that energy and reduced or eliminated the need for summer school and repurposed that expense to include enrichment for all students? Most agree students who attend summer school are able students who failed to meet expectations during the school year
July 01, 2014
Most of us spend more than 1/3 of our day at work and if you are going to spend that much time in one place, then you will never truly maximize your own leadership potential unless the organization aligns to your personal values.
June 29, 2014
We have a responsibility to move toward more blended, flipped, and online learning. Music has its place in this shift. We watch with interest as more K-12 schools, colleges, and universities have successful transitions as they include more students in learner-centered online educational experiences, including music.
June 26, 2014
It is ultimately the responsibility of those who have chosen to step up and lead schools to be those bridge builders, who understand how to balance the power, listen to all voices, and be the rudder to the ship that is our changing educational environment.