December 2018 Archives

From #attentive to #commitment, I decided that my biggest responsibility as a leader is to help our team accomplish the goals they set for themselves.


Check out this year's highlights reel by reading and/or reconnecting with posts that were most widely read in 2018.


Dr. Doug Green shares why schools need to pay more attention to vocational education because not every student will be successful in college. Read on to hear his advice.


Leadership really does mimic so much of what I love about being in the classroom. There are some different responsibilities that I'm not as fond of, but there were things in the classroom I didn't love either. However, I did find workarounds and loopholes and I suspect, the more time I spend in this role, I will do the same.


Educators get into education for the right reasons; let's remind each other why we are here and keep pushing to do what is best for our kids and our communities. It's worth it. We're all worth it.


Giving up grades may sound impossible, but it isn't. Read Amanda Gaughan's research on the topic and see if you can start to adjust your assessment practices.


One of the best parts of orchestrating great group work in class is the amount of flexibility it gives a teacher to really work with students where they are. It also allows students to work at an appropriate pace, learn how to collaborate, and collectively problem solve


The upside far outweighs the downside on this matter, but I'm certainly open to hearing more. It all comes down to the individual. As long as we remain cognizant of our behavior and boundaries at work, there is no reason why grown adults can't be friends, just because they met at work.


Read how Michael Marchione is making sure students know they are more than just a number.


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