Leadership really does mimic so much of what I love about being in the classroom. There are some different responsibilities that I'm not as fond of, but there were things in the classroom I didn't love either. However, I did find workarounds and loopholes and I suspect, the more time I spend in this role, I will do the same.
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December 23, 2018
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Educators get into education for the right reasons; let's remind each other why we are here and keep pushing to do what is best for our kids and our communities. It's worth it. We're all worth it.
December 16, 2018
Giving up grades may sound impossible, but it isn't. Read Amanda Gaughan's research on the topic and see if you can start to adjust your assessment practices.
December 13, 2018
One of the best parts of orchestrating great group work in class is the amount of flexibility it gives a teacher to really work with students where they are. It also allows students to work at an appropriate pace, learn how to collaborate, and collectively problem solve
December 06, 2018
The upside far outweighs the downside on this matter, but I'm certainly open to hearing more. It all comes down to the individual. As long as we remain cognizant of our behavior and boundaries at work, there is no reason why grown adults can't be friends, just because they met at work.
December 03, 2018
Read how Michael Marchione is making sure students know they are more than just a number.
November 29, 2018
Each of us has a responsibility to share our stories the way we want to share them. If we choose not to be the owner of our personal brand, then other people will tell our stories for us and then we lose control over the reality of our spaces.
November 23, 2018
Relationships in education are key to success for everyone involved, but is it OK for teachers and administrators to be friends?
November 21, 2018
Gratitude is a feeling we should share more than we do. If we focus more on those who help to make us the best versions of ourselves, we can let down our walls and invite the vulnerability of growth and change the world.
November 19, 2018
Do you hate putting grades on report cards? Check out these tips to de-emphasize grading and focus on learning.