Evaluations will be part of the educational process for children and the adults who learn and work in our schools for the foreseeable future. But, the system ought not rely on the evaluations to motivate.
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April 03, 2016
March 24, 2016
Unless a person becomes adept at remaining "bifocal," the immediate and the urgent will narrow the view and important things ... or people ... will be left behind.
March 17, 2016
In schools, observations and evaluations of teachers and principals can be a contentious event rather than a productive process. Capturing actions and being able to reflect upon them offers a growth experience.
March 03, 2016
Noting the positive effect of hopeful mindsets, we wonder about rethinking the use of indicators each year and the reigniting of the power of goals.
February 21, 2016
Inviting and empowering others to join you in the change, to lead along with you, bringing purpose into the work being done, with understanding about the direction and the reasons, is far more energizing to the organization than "We've got to do it because we've been told to."
February 18, 2016
If we aspire to not see color and consider this the highest goal, then we are saying that we aspire to not acknowledging the unique perspective and life experience of the child before us.
January 14, 2016
Flattery does not contribute to self-confidence. It is shallow and is easily detectable as such.
November 08, 2015
How we define children shows in how they are treated, scheduled, and discussed.