There is an infamous activity that teachers have done with students where they ask them to ‘draw a scientist’ and students of all ages will usually draw a white male in a lab coat. If we were to ask educators, ‘Who is an educational leader?’,
As I wrote this post on the way to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, wind and rain buffeted the plane. We were unable to land because of severe turbulence, so we circled in a holding pattern over New York City. I’d planned
Collaboration. It’s a word we have a lot about, and often believe we do it, but it seems to be more about getting it done than getting it done right. Why? As leaders, we want teachers to collaborate with each other or around our ideas,
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been spotting genius all school year. That time your inbox chimed with a student’s 14th or 15th comic strip submission, months after the lesson was complete. Or the teacher you might call a “word ninja” owing to her
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been spotting native genius all school year. That time your inbox chimed with a student’s 14th or 15th comic strip submission, months after the lesson was complete. Or the teacher you might call a “word ninja” owing to
May is Teacher Appreciation Month! Therefore, it is time to thank teachers for all the ways they show leadership in their classrooms, schools, and the larger community. With the help of teachers who show leadership in multiple ways, children and schools thrive! Without the benefit
I recently met with school improvement teams at two secondary schools. For the past four years, both school’s results were well below the Provincial average on the annual standardized literacy test. The conversation at the first school was driven by the teachers around the table.
This post was originally published on Cooper on Curriculum.
Classroom teachers can either (1) wait for change, or (2) go out and contribute to it. I encourage teachers to choose the latter. In most districts (yes, there are exceptions), I don’t think teachers realize how powerful their voices/actions can
“Instead of brushfires for excellence, we need infernos of excellence. Our project will do this.” In a packed hotel conference room in Albuquerque, New Mexico, teacher leader Maureen Torrez, NBCT, describes the observation inquiry pilot project she and her team of National Board Certified Teachers