Our most important job right now is to manage the raising of standards and educational rigor while protecting the space and attention given to the social emotional aspects of learning.
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January 05, 2014
January 03, 2014
A new book argues that building a nonviolent school climate is the responsibility of every school leader. The authors suggest how this might be achieved.
January 02, 2014
It seems counter intuitive that we are being called upon to develop youngsters who are innovators when we appear to be unable to innovate beyond the classroom. How can we develop innovators when we, ourselves, are not?
December 31, 2013
What can we do now that we are in the middle of this shift in standards and accountability? We should do what our reformers failed to do. The first step (although we are in the middle) is to create a community with a vision that is led by our knowledge and questions about how to best prepare our graduates.
December 30, 2013
Ms. Fariña served for more than four decades as a teacher, principal, district superintendent and deputy chancellor in the 1 million-student school system.
December 30, 2013
The New York Times reports that retired educator Carmen Farina, a former deputy chancellor for New York City schools, will lead the 1 million student system.
December 28, 2013
If collaborative work environments have grown businesses into 21st century successes, why shouldn't schools truly operate on those principles?
December 27, 2013
Following is a post from guest blogger Phil Paige, long time district administrator now serving as a consultant to the Floyd County Schools. How can you avoid mistakes? Interesting question. I'm assuming you're still planning on going to work? Okay, that makes it a little more difficult. ...
December 24, 2013
A commitment to zero tolerance for failure might better serve students and teachers alike. This may be the perfect time to redefine what zero tolerance means in our schools.
December 23, 2013
Guest blogger Phil Paige talks about the seven steps of the change process.