The focus on tests, accountability, and evaluations is consuming, but we cannot lose sight of the big picture. No single measure will be the solution to a problem. We need ideas and partners.
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May 02, 2013
We want to save some sense for our students that childhood is different from adulthood. It is a special time, safe and loving, not a rehearsal for the stress of adulthood.
April 28, 2013
Our next generation leaders are in our classrooms. Which ones will serve us best in these times?
April 25, 2013
As the testing mania grows, we carry out the implementation with fidelity and honesty, standing tall while we live with the frustration , fatigue, fear...and yes, anger... growing within our communities.
April 16, 2013
District and building leaders have the opportunity to lead implementation of transformative teaching and learning practices. Flipping may be one worth doing.
April 14, 2013
The students took off in a media environment and are partially misusing it while most of us lag behind and don't really have a good sense of how to use the media properly at all. Understanding the role social media plays in the lives of our students, and seizing the opportunity for teaching ethical behavior is imperative for today's leaders. If we don't take advantage of any opportunity to teach how to behave virtuously and offer the opportunity for practice, we are missing the boat.
April 11, 2013
Where do we begin to advocate for our schools and how to we use our positions to educate? Until we overcome the human conditions that lead to violence, we must make better laws. Common sense must prevail.
April 09, 2013
Heartfelt leaders will inspire everyone else to endure this year and the next, and will cause them to be courageous as they take risks and do things newly.
April 07, 2013
School leaders must recognize that relying only on traditional communication tools will lead to frustration on the part of today's voting public. People expect to communicate digitally, interactively and with immediacy.
April 04, 2013
No leader can lack integrity. Every time we act, we must ask ourselves, "Is this the right thing to do?" I