High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.
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June 26, 2014
June 17, 2014
For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?
June 15, 2014
Anthony Cody recently wrote an outstanding blog about reluctant warriors. Many educators don't like to be warriors because they dislike confrontation and discourse. How is that all working out?
June 08, 2014
Time is the one thing that moves on whether we want it to or not. We can't slow it down and we can't speed it up. In his today's guest blog, Jon Harper asks how we make time work better for us and our students.
June 05, 2014
Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.
May 28, 2014
In today's guest blog, international leadership expert Andy Hargreaves lays out that when it comes to education, teachers are not the problem but an opportunity.
May 25, 2014
Does the phrase "teacher leaders" mean innovative teachers who can help move their colleagues forward, or teachers who are there to agree with district changes?
May 18, 2014
Peer observation doesn't always work well because teachers do not want to provide critical feedback, but given a supportive school leader, and a focus on professional growth, peer observation could offer enormous benefits.
May 16, 2014
School communities are worth their weight in gold...I know mine is.
May 13, 2014
Professional development sessions leave many educators wondering what they are supposed to learn. Maybe the answer is in running?