The educational change debate is fueled by the new tests for students and the associated accountability systems. Debates rage about fundamental things like local control and individual choice.
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October 23, 2013
September 16, 2013
Everything is changing... • Mobile devices and apps; adaptive instruction--teachers, parents, and kids flipping and blending their own learning. • Online learning and new tools are being blended into new school models that leverage great teaching with technology. • And just beginning to emerge: learner profiles, smart playlists, customized and competency-based pathways.
August 19, 2013
Compassion and empathy allow for bottom up leadership, system wide responsiveness and are the foundation of everything we do as human beings who have chosen to lead and serve.
August 05, 2013
For many students relevance improves motivation. When relevance comes in the form of applied and work-based learning, improved engagement comes with the potential for career awareness and workplace skills. The combination can improve persistence, degree attainment, and employability.
July 24, 2013
We cannot allow the current climate to draw us into a culture of discontent.
June 24, 2013
Summertime is a good time time for leaders to remember who we are and remember why this work called us in the first place.
May 27, 2013
Educators work with children each and every day, prepared to put their own lives on the line, to protect the children.
May 13, 2013
We have had much to say about the new tests and policy makers who are not listening. But we should have no interest in mudslinging toward those who see things differently.
May 04, 2013
The focus on tests, accountability, and evaluations is consuming, but we cannot lose sight of the big picture. No single measure will be the solution to a problem. We need ideas and partners.
March 25, 2013
How do we clarify our part in solving the complex set of causes that lead to such horrific actions? One thing is for sure...we must have help.