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 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.
January 07, 2016
Professional Development as we knew it, can't survive as a choice from a menu or stand alone activity that may not even impact classroom instruction or the culture that exists in the building
November 17, 2015
Reducing the complexity in our local education system is quickly becoming one of our most important leadership responsibilities.
October 30, 2015
Educators on the front lines can play an integral role in helping teens and their families make healthy choices as they navigate what happens on these new apps and sites.
October 21, 2015
None of us will succeed without the other and students will be the losers if we fail to remember what brought us this far.
October 11, 2015
Time is better spent up front creating an environment in which the new initiative is recognized as being valuable, building the coalition to lead with you, sharing the vision generously for all to own, designing a clear-cut strategy, and creating the environment that invites broad-based action, recognizes short-term "wins," and sustains the movement.
October 08, 2015
Observing teachers in order to improve practice can only improve results if teacher practice is in relationship with the causes of student performance.
September 10, 2015
The time has come to reexamine how students are evaluated within schools, discussing it openly and honestly, and making decisions about how to best motivate and engage learners while capturing their achievement.