Perhaps, if we produce better local assessments, and use them to inform instruction, give constructive feedback, and help motivate our students, the standardized tests will fall aside and take their proper place as quiet snapshots of national progress while we attend to our students school by school.
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January 28, 2014
January 26, 2014
How we bring ourselves to the challenges we face makes a difference in how we, and those who follow us, experience them.
January 23, 2014
Everything is not as it should be in our schools. We need to be able to attend to the business of turning our schools in to 21st century schools. But we need help.
January 21, 2014
A day without incident means everyone attended to the responsibility they have been given. We do have much to be thankful for and often what we have to be thankful for is invisible.
January 19, 2014
If we hold a fundamental belief that every individual wants to do meaningful work, we must find those leaders who are exploring a better way and trust they are in this for the same reasons we are - our children and the future.
January 17, 2014
As the Learning Forward staff reads StrengthsFinder 2.0 and uses the accompanying assessment to identify individual strengths, Carol François reflects on the importance of having each team member understand what makes him or her strong individually in order to have a strong team.
January 16, 2014
Leaders need to ask those questions and sit, quietly sometimes, to hear the answers that arise only from deep within...because any of us could become Chris Christie.
January 15, 2014
Guest blogger Phil Paige discusses the power of being reasonable when leading.
January 15, 2014
The good news is that the learning opportunity set is rapidly improving—devices are getting cheaper, learning systems are becoming adaptive, and new school models are blending the best of online and face-to-face instruction.
January 14, 2014
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.