What descriptive words come to mind when you imagine a classroom teacher, a site principal, a central administrator? Doug Reeves explores an inverse relationship between the size of a district’s strategic plan and its magnitude of impact on student achievement. I write today to study the inverse relationship between power and trust between a senior leader and his/her employees. First let’s define trust
Earlier this spring, in the post Becoming Mindful by Design, I introduced the benefits and strategy behind launching an effective, lasting mindfulness program in schools. I talked about the inspiration and philosophy that underpins my latest book, Mindful by Design, all about creativity-driven learning with
An old grandfather told his grandson, "My son, there's an old battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and
Why don't they give spelling tests anymore? * How come teachers don't correct student spelling? * What can I do at home? * Should I buy one of those workbooks this summer?
I have been asked these questions more times than I can count. It makes
The following is an excerpt from “It’s a Gift: Disposed to Learn” by Ruth Crick. To download the full white paper and others in the Corwin Educator Series, click here.
Given the measurement and assessment challenges faced by schooling systems around the world, it’s critical that we can find
[caption id="attachment_12462" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] This graphic, displayed throughout the book, depicts the 14 Parameters. The graphic is a visual representation of how the parameters--when all applied together--can exponentially increase the achievement of all students. You will see examples of this in the many case studies
Did you hear about the guy who doesn’t like going through screen doors?
He said he does not want to strain himself!
I found that using screeners in math takes some of the strain out of teaching and learning. The terms screener, diagnostic test, and inventory test
Alfie Kohn has raised a critical point in his recent podcast about my work (Episode 11 of “The Shape of Education to Come,” available on iTunes). In the podcast, he asks, If we are talking about effect sizes based on student achievement, and if student achievement is measured