The move away from textbooks must be accompanied by a responsibility to create the time, space, and guidance in which teachers can research new resources and use them to transform the work being done in and outside of their classrooms.
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August 12, 2014
August 10, 2014
The focus on knowledge, skills and measurements must not pull us away from the essential need for learning and growing the inner lives of those who lead.
August 07, 2014
The bias that raged in the 20th century proved to serve no purpose other than to cause damage. As we have moved away from the exaggerated bias, fear mongering, and exclusion of those considered different from the majority, inclusion offers some healing.
August 05, 2014
Holding the balance between the things that need to be done and the attitude with which they are accomplished is our work. Leaders are the models. And while we cannot control the things that come at us, we do have control over how we feel and react.
August 03, 2014
We live in such a competitive society and we replicate this competition in our schools. Is the purpose of education to create winners and losers?
July 31, 2014
Educating about what is "yours" and what is "mine" begins in Kindergarten and so should the education about copyright laws.
July 29, 2014
The heavy lift is in the hands of the districts and that, ironically is the good news. Each district, with its own community, its own culture, its own strengths and challenges, still has some local control. How RTTT is implemented locally depends upon local leadership.
July 27, 2014
As much as we must attend to the standards and assessments, it is important to attend to the human beings. We need a balance, and as the next school year approaches, it is a good time to think freshly about igniting the minds and hearts of teachers again so they can do the same for their students.
July 24, 2014
Perhaps, it is not the decision that is the problem per se; perhaps, it is the strategy for implementation. If leaders reach out to those who are impacted, they can explain rationales, allow preparation time and help people through the necessary transitions.
July 22, 2014
How do we develop the capacity to envision, inspire, create, become trusted and have integrity in our work? These are personal qualities that we alone can develop within ourselves.