Let Universal Pre-K not become the next Common Core or standardized testing battle. Let's get active now, while it is still taking shape.
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January 30, 2014
January 28, 2014
Perhaps, if we produce better local assessments, and use them to inform instruction, give constructive feedback, and help motivate our students, the standardized tests will fall aside and take their proper place as quiet snapshots of national progress while we attend to our students school by school.
January 26, 2014
How we bring ourselves to the challenges we face makes a difference in how we, and those who follow us, experience them.
January 23, 2014
Everything is not as it should be in our schools. We need to be able to attend to the business of turning our schools in to 21st century schools. But we need help.
January 21, 2014
A day without incident means everyone attended to the responsibility they have been given. We do have much to be thankful for and often what we have to be thankful for is invisible.
January 19, 2014
If we hold a fundamental belief that every individual wants to do meaningful work, we must find those leaders who are exploring a better way and trust they are in this for the same reasons we are - our children and the future.
January 16, 2014
Leaders need to ask those questions and sit, quietly sometimes, to hear the answers that arise only from deep within...because any of us could become Chris Christie.
January 14, 2014
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.
January 12, 2014
Positive feedback and good relationships are foundations for good morale and motivating growth while negative feedback and charged relationships are dangerous contributors to low morale and little or no growth.
January 09, 2014
While schools are spending time and money on physically securing the building, attention to maintaining processes regarding student emotional safety must be paid as well. We need partnerships that will help all students by enriching our schools with a different kind of safety.