Rather than focusing on the issues that appear at our feet, keeping focused on our purpose, the children, fuels energy and creativity, and staves off the negativity that comes from implementation exhaustion.
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January 15, 2015
January 13, 2015
Our challenge lies in the fact that coaching and evaluating are different. Yet, to simply evaluate will reduce the process to one that runs counter to our intention.
January 11, 2015
History is related to every STEM subject and can play a role as schools move ahead with trans-disciplinary curricula. STEM embraces, integrates, opens and welcomes thinking.
January 08, 2015
There are stellar teachers, mediocre teachers, and poor ones. All can learn and grow with the times if led and supported.
January 06, 2015
Relationships which build the future of communities and of our society, begin in our schools.
January 04, 2015
Without a whole-hearted transition, where the leaders translate the demands from outside of our schools to meaningful work within our schools, the work becomes burdened with our resentment.
December 23, 2014
If educating the "whole child" is becoming a central theme in the work of schools, we must know the whole child: the whole child includes their family life circumstances, their needs, feelings, and experiences.
December 21, 2014
Carnegie Units and the use of standardized tests are archaic models that accompanied us into this century. We would do well to shed them for a newer, and yes, better way to frame the education we offer students.
December 18, 2014
How can we consider changing the tradition of grading without engaging in serious and respectful conversations with those advocating for it?
December 16, 2014
Change is demanded by the times we live in, by those who are at the edge of the new economy and, most importantly, by the children who are arriving at school.