I love the water and count my time by the pool as one of my favorite pastimes, but I am not a competitive swimmer. Don’t get me wrong, I can swim. But I know very little about the individual specifications, rules, and regulations that competitive
Undoubtedly, all teachers enter the classroom desiring to serve their students best. The question is: what do teachers do intentionally and “on purpose” to ensure each student has “joy moments” as a regular and routine component of their daily instructional learning experience? Joy moments are
Over the past 10 years, I have worked with thousands of high school students. During that period, I really started paying attention to the skills they had and the skills they needed. I examined college and career readiness standards. I spoke to businesses and entrepreneurs.
Going from good to great isn’t necessarily easy. When something is going well, often there is no impetus to do it even better. “Why bother, the results speak for themselves? Our students perform well above norms.” In these circumstances, it can take a conscious effort
Children playing. That’s often what we think of and hear about when we talk about early childhood education. But when researchers Lillard et al. (2013) examined the relationship between pretend play and learning, they could not find evidence that pretend play caused any significant development
At this point in the school year, you may be preparing for upcoming parent-teacher/family-teacher conferences. Or you may have recently had your first round of conferences and are reflecting on how they went. Whichever is the case, it is always a good time to revisit
Collective leader efficacy (CLE) is a shared conviction among a school leadership team that they can improve the learning environment for all students. Unfortunately, many school leadership teams lack this conviction. In this presentation, Peter DeWitt, E.D. provides the research, explains the drivers, and engages
You read the headline right.
Research from the Center for Creative Leadership found that 75 percent of leaders derailed their careers because of a lack of emotional intelligence.
Odds are you will do something that will derail your career – unintentionally,-m unless you happen to be that special one out
Years ago, when my Boston law firm hired me, Bob, the hiring partner, gave me a piece of advice: Return phone calls the same day, even if just to say that you got the call and will be in touch later.
It was excellent advice. Why?