It's not where you start, it's where you finish. There is a saying, "Reaching as you climb..." When organizations seek to invest in their existing employees and create true succession planning, we have organizations that thrive.
This text is used as a foundational text for the work I do. Daniel Venables gives a great foundation for how teachers and teacher teams look at data when they are working as professional learning communities.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.
Since the other topic I love to explore in this blog is training and facilitation skills, tips and tricks, I thought it was fitting to devote the second “summer break” edition to that very topic. Whether you are a novice trainer or a master ...
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.
As we reflect on our work for this year, how have we incorporated a sense of purpose into what we do? In our haste to complete tasks and to do more with fewer employees, we often overlook this...
For 25 years, Nancie Atwell has run a small, independent K-8 school in Maine, where the goal is not just teaching young students, but also teachers.
Excellence in teaching is not an obscure or unfathomable feat. It's a combination of integrity, a willingness to tailor instruction to each child you teach, an inherent curiosity, and, in the words of Nancie Atwell, giving students' choice in what they want to learn. In this PBS interview, we get a glimpse into Atwell's school, The Center for Teaching and Learning as well as hear from her about her philosophy about the educational field.
Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, tackles the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale.
The argument Rick Wormeli makes for standards-based grading is very relevant. For those teachers and administrators who still believe in giving a "0", I ask you this...Are your taxes evaluated subjectively? A zero has nothing to do with the effort a child has taken in the attempt to do the task. This conversation is worth having across school districts and schools. What is acceptable?
Maths teacher and 'Learning Innovator' Shane Borrett, has led a group of 3 maths teachers through a cycle of lesson study. His account of this process follows. The Japanese have one of the best education systems in the ...
In my last blog posting, I argued that Myers-Briggs Type Indicator results do not determine how well people can perform as facilitators – MBTI measures preferences, not skills. As facilitators however, we can benefit from being ...
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