Perhaps a resolution to restore and reignite hopefulness is timely. It might change our attitude and our interactions.
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January 07, 2014
January 05, 2014
Our most important job right now is to manage the raising of standards and educational rigor while protecting the space and attention given to the social emotional aspects of learning.
January 02, 2014
It seems counter intuitive that we are being called upon to develop youngsters who are innovators when we appear to be unable to innovate beyond the classroom. How can we develop innovators when we, ourselves, are not?
December 31, 2013
What can we do now that we are in the middle of this shift in standards and accountability? We should do what our reformers failed to do. The first step (although we are in the middle) is to create a community with a vision that is led by our knowledge and questions about how to best prepare our graduates.
December 28, 2013
If collaborative work environments have grown businesses into 21st century successes, why shouldn't schools truly operate on those principles?
December 24, 2013
A commitment to zero tolerance for failure might better serve students and teachers alike. This may be the perfect time to redefine what zero tolerance means in our schools.
December 22, 2013
Let's not forget the tremendous value of good classroom assessments; the ones that inform instruction, reinforce learning, and communicate information. Let's brave the assessment storm by building a value for good assessment in schools.
December 19, 2013
No matter the depth of our understanding of how poverty affects our students, this season invites us to commit to learning more about poverty and how to reach and teach our children who live in poverty.
December 17, 2013
What will happen when the groundswell of opposition to the overuse of standardized testing affects change? We must be prepared to lead the revival of the democratic principles from the bottom up in state and local debates about education.
December 15, 2013
The use of social media as a communication tool for educators is inevitable. The paramount value of using social media is the creation and maintenance of relationships. It is a communication accelerant that moves information between people faster than we have ever experienced and, in fewer words than we are used to using.