Forget about being the person in charge, the one at the top of the pyramid, the “my way or the highway” manager. While that stale management paradigm was all about command and control of people and things, the new leadership standard is all about connecting
Are students as invested in learning as their teachers?
Why is Student investment Important?
When students are invested in learning, they report feeling engaged, hopeful, and able to navigate disappointments and failures to achieve their goals. When students become disenfranchised, they give up on learning and fail
It’s been a great start to the year! My daughter came home the first day and said, “Mom, I think school should be longer every day.” Now, that’s either a sign that summer break was a terrible experience; or, that she is excited to kick
It’s time for the school year to begin. Where are your novice teachers? Did they return to teaching? What are you doing to support novices to stay in teaching?
If you are a teacher, a mentor, or an administrator, you can help more novice teachers stay
Ever feel like you’re drowning in resources? Are you pelted with websites and worksheets, videos and blog posts (like this one) in your inbox at a rate that rivals a rainfall? I totally get it. It’s information overload out there in Internet-land, and it’s become
The beginning of the new school year starts another cycle of learning and growth for students. Just as importantly, this time marks a new cycle of professional growth and development for classroom teachers; but will the growth that educators realize by June match beginning-of-the-year expectations?
I entered my journey into a public education career through the arts. As a student at Berklee College of Music, I volunteer-taught classes in piano and electronic music composition to children and teens at the Daniel Marr Boys & Girls Club in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.
“Leaders and would-be leaders today face double jeopardy. The demands on them are multifarious, disjointed, relentless, and chaotic. And the advice they receive—from their bosses, books, workshops, job descriptions, and consultants—is an amalgam of half-truths, vague generalities, piecemeal solutions, and ad hoc good ideas. Yet
There is no question that educational leaders today deal with a relentless stream of competing demands, requiring them to work at a rapid pace, shifting quickly from one task to another. Often the survival cry of “let’s get it done” is overheard from school leaders
As the summer winds down and back-to-school sales pop up in stores, teachers everywhere are preparing for the beginning of a new year. This is an exciting time for both students and teachers—the excitement of a new year, new classes, new possibilities. It’s like starting