As we consider what is best for students, we must remember that they are more than a number. Let's provide them with the feedback they need to progress, the language they need to reflect on learning and the strategies to keep growing.
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May 24, 2018
May 15, 2018
It takes time to grow a garden and to build a team. This year, I wasn't sure that I had made any impact, but now over time, the changes are starting to happen. So lets plant seeds and do whatever it takes to ensure their growth.
May 08, 2018
Those thanks that we share do make the hard days easier, but there is no reason for them to only to occur during teacher appreciation week. Educators should and can be acknowledged and appreciated every day school is in session.
May 06, 2018
When you're interviewing for a new job, remember that leaders are watching everything. Make sure to dress professionally but sensibly. Come prepared and ask a lot of questions. Be visible. Move around a lot and try not to sit for the period. Make sure to show what you know about differentiation and be intentional about how and what you are doing with the students. Be transparent. Don't forget to write a quick thank you for the opportunity.
May 01, 2018
Looking back on the experience now, I'm glad I was able to provide them an authentic opportunity to collaborate and I could facilitate their getting the work done. There is nothing I like more as a facilitator than watching a healthy team work together toward a common goal and then achieving the goal with a product that will make their lives easier. That's really what it is all about.
April 26, 2018
Ultimately, when you meet an educator, you want them to be excited about the work they do. Teaching is such an amazing profession and there is always something to learn.
April 19, 2018
As I continue to reflect on my experiences this year, I will look deeply into my learning growth and challenges to set meaningful goals for the future and try not to be too hard on myself when things don't go my way the first time.
April 17, 2018
The work of school leadership like the work of classroom educators is nuanced and more complicated than it seems from the outside—I can truly appreciate that now from both sides.
March 01, 2018
There are too many things to do each day and it could be easy to miss these important listening opportunities, but I care too much about doing this job well to allow them to slip away. My door is always open, but until I'm here longer, I need to meet everyone where it is most convenient for them
February 20, 2018
Guest blogger Azima Thakor shares her experiences about changing assessment in her classroom and within her school community. How are you currently assessing students and how's that working for you? This is the second part of a two-part post.