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January 20, 2019

Comfort Is a Killer of Innovation

As a profession, we need to work to innovate, see education as it needs to be now, and stop comparing it to what it was when we were doing it. The stakes are too high.

January 16, 2019

All Educators Need to Keep Learning

Learning is addictive. The adrenalin that comes from getting new information to share and try out gets me all kinds of inspired.

January 11, 2019

9 Tips for Making the Most of the Observation Process

Since adult learning is a little more challenging than student learning, we have to let our learners process what they hear in a way that is dignified and works for them.

January 08, 2019

Should Fewer Black Students Receive Special Education Services?

A recent New York Times article states that there is an effort to "delay an Obama-era rule to prevent disproportionate numbers of minority children from becoming funneled into special education classes." Doug Green examines who special education students are and the struggles he faced as a school principal to ensure services for all students who needed them.

January 06, 2019

'Making Learning Whole,' a Review

If you need convincing as to why project-based learning is the way to go, I strongly recommend Making Learning Whole by David Perkins. It's a quick but meaningful read that is accessible.

December 23, 2018

What I Love Most About Leading Is Working With People

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.

December 20, 2018

Reconnect With What Matters Every Day

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.

December 13, 2018

Making the Most of Group Work Time

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

December 06, 2018

Finding Your Tribe as a Leader

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.

November 23, 2018

Should Teachers and Administrators Be Friends?

Relationships in education are key to success for everyone involved, but is it OK for teachers and administrators to be friends?

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