Michael Sonbert kicks off our first week of guest blogging by offering one of the four mindsets he coaches school leaders to adopt through his work with Skyrocket: Execution is everything.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be taking a summer respite and resting up for what's sure to be an exhausting fall election season. While I'm gone, we've got a stellar lineup of folks who've kindly agreed to step in. Here's who you can look forward to reading over the next few weeks.
I recently had the chance to chat with Leading Educators' departing CEO Jonas Chartock about the organization, which works with over 700 teacher leaders to transform professional learning for over 2,400 teachers.
Today, I chat with Nat Malkus, who's been tracking the implications of Janus v. AFSCME. He discusses how important parts of the decision might have gotten lost amid the fevered early coverage.
People seem to have a lot of concerns about personalized learning, and not enough opportunities to voice them. Today, I share a note from Steve Peha on the value of recognizing the limits of technology and digital curriculum mapping.
One of the nice things about summer is that it's a good time for reflection. One thing I found myself thinking about is the role philanthropy plays in the work we do, especially in the aftermath of RAND's harsh evaluation of Gates' Effective Teacher Initiative.
Today, I chat with Bridget Terry Long, who was recently named dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Education, about the strengths and opportunities of HGSE, and what she hopes to accomplish in the role.
I can't help but think that tackling dynamics of giftedness would've added a lot of resonance and texture to Incredibles 2, in a way that might have made the movie a worthy sequel to its remarkable predecessor.
Today, I chat with Heejae Lim, founder of TalkingPoints, a messaging app used by 150,000 families and teachers in over 3,000 schools that aims to improve parent-teacher communication—especially for parents who are non-English speakers.
I recently hopped into an Uber while jabbering into my phone about this spring's teacher walkouts. The driver must've been listening a bit because, when I hung up, she abruptly asked, "What did you think about those teacher strikes?"