To properly understand their role in continuous improvement through professional learning, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster, a school board's members must study and learn together, demonstrating that they value learning for everyone on the team.
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March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014
Integrating STEM begins to break the previous century's model of subject matter as separate domains. This century demands that we engage children in new ways and develop new skills for them. What might have happened in the past as our finest moments now becomes a way of life.
March 09, 2014
We are busy with the challenges of the day but there may be no more important challenge than to be ever vigilant that we are not denied the right to create safe and inclusive environments for our students.
March 06, 2014
Respect may be the fulcrum for change. We haven't seen this kind of leadership since Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr. but that is no reason we can't choose to lead with that spirit and seek other such leaders to rise.
March 04, 2014
The field is speaking and the longer dialogue is averted, the wider the chasm between the leadership and those responsible for teaching children will become. There will be no winners.
March 03, 2014
Sixteen district leaders from around the country are showcased in Education Week's second annual Leaders To Learn From report.
March 02, 2014
Just recently we posted about looking forward to the horizon in order to be better informed about what lies ahead. We encourage walking, open eyed, into the frontier rather than waking up in it. Today, however, we are looking back. The past does have lessons to offer.
February 28, 2014
While the field of Internet providers narrows, and the capacity for access to the Internet broadens, what do you suppose the public's expectations for their use will become? This is a time for leadership to reach out to colleagues and develop a louder voice...as we see things arising, before they become our work.
February 26, 2014
How can we guarantee that teachers receive professional development that will most certainly fit in their classrooms and be developed and monitored over time? And, how do we include professional development to augment our knowledge of the human beings involved in the learning process: student and teacher?
February 23, 2014
At the very time we are talking about the value of developing students who are able to create and innovate, the arts are being threatened. Minimizing the arts makes no sense but neither does preserving them as a separate and apart from academics, especially in this time of focus on STEM subjects.