We would be foolish to expect professionals who have experienced success in the past to seek and adopt new practices without purposeful professional development and an environment in which adult learning and risk-taking is valued and rewarded.
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January 24, 2016
January 21, 2016
Successful leadership is not perched atop the organization; success results from embedding leadership throughout all levels of the organization.
January 19, 2016
We argue the decision to give homework should be based on evidence that it is effective and by developing a shared value amongst the faculty and parents and yes, the students.
January 14, 2016
Flattery does not contribute to self-confidence. It is shallow and is easily detectable as such.
January 10, 2016
The road to preparing young people to live in the world where the economy is based on innovations fueled by science, technology, engineering, and math is to teach them how to see connections, think critically, alone and with others, create, collaborate, and communicate.
December 17, 2015
The impossible task of motivating people to change their practice while evaluating them (rating them) is now not only expected of the principals, but of their supervisors as well.
December 15, 2015
Justice Scalia's remarks related to higher education, but their roots lie deeply buried in K-12 education.
December 01, 2015
We cannot allow schools to be places where the rush to the finish line negates life along the way. And, we cannot afford to make the mistake of thinking only some children or only some adults are stressed.
November 17, 2015
Reducing the complexity in our local education system is quickly becoming one of our most important leadership responsibilities.
September 24, 2015
Dismissing technology and its use because of discomfort or unfamiliarity or uninformed judgments has no place in an educational environment.