Assessment needs to be about students goals, student performance, student reflection and student self assessment with the teacher as an essential coach or facilitator in the process.
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September 03, 2017
August 26, 2017
Eager to meet my new colleagues and learn about the school culture, I'm diving head first into my new position. Instead of fearing what is beyond the title, I'm embracing it.
August 22, 2017
So as I run into this new position, I do it with the same vigor and excitement I did for teaching. Eager to make a good impression and do right by the teachers and students I will be working with and really help to participate in the change in my new school community.
August 06, 2017
Read how Dr Robert Dillon builds ties with the community to enhance real, authentic learning experiences.
August 01, 2017
Education is at a pivotal point right now and too often, educators make excuses for why change isn't happening as it needs to be. More teachers need to step into leadership positions to share their unique expertise and experience.
July 30, 2017
Visions and missions are living parts of a functioning school community and we must treat them with care and clarity. As new leaders and community stakeholders get involved, it's appropriate and necessary to make adjustments. Make sure your vision is more than an idea created in isolation decades ago, make sure it is the lens through which important decisions are made for the betterment of your kids.
July 27, 2017
When you reflect on the kind of leader you are or the one you'd like to be, how would you describe yourself? How would others describe you?
July 25, 2017
We must share our challenges and our successes and always strive to be a community of collegial learners who create the most welcoming environment for our kids.
July 20, 2017
Learning is exciting and nerve-wracking, but mostly exciting. I will take this most recent experience with me into my new job as I get to know my colleagues and start to develop relationships with them that is going to require a fair deal of trust. Change always requires trust. What do you need to feel confident when trying new things or old things that you haven't done in a long time?
July 18, 2017
Doing new things can be scary, maybe even paralyzing but that doesn't we shouldn't do new things. We must build up our courage and do what we ask our students and colleagues to do every day.