Passion For Learning! A Force To Be Reckoned With

Attitude Check Above the door leading into the Professional Learning room of a school I was visiting was a sign that greeted participants with this question: What attitude do you bring to today’s learning?  It’s a great question to pose, as it forces its readers into a brief moment of reflection about their approach toContinue reading “Passion For Learning! A Force To Be Reckoned With”

It’s October. What have we learned so far?

While the temperature soared around 90 degrees in much of Georgia today, the calendar told an entirely different story.  It’s October. So, what have you learned so far? You’ve been in school long enough to generate the necessary data to make important inferences.  But, if you don’t invest adequate time to look and listen, youContinue reading “It’s October. What have we learned so far?”

Successful Schools Begin When The Adults Believe They Can Lead Success

Science has proven what you probably suspected. The number one influence in schools related to student achievement is what your teachers collectively believe about your students.  John Hattie and his team, using a meta meta-analysis have studied effect size of what works in schools.  Hattie’s work is chronicled in his numerous books, conference speeches, and papers,Continue reading “Successful Schools Begin When The Adults Believe They Can Lead Success”

Leading A Culture of Professional Growth for All Teachers

Do you have MTSS for your teachers?  We often think that we don’t have to differentiate for our teachers since they’re professionals, they’re adults, and they’re paid to come to work. What if we could develop a more effective approach to helping our teachers grow by differentiating our work with them towards their development? TheContinue reading “Leading A Culture of Professional Growth for All Teachers”

Students and Teachers Have Ideas Worth Spreading

It’s time for the 2017 TED Conference, and neuroscientists, inventors, technologists, and performers have gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia to share their ideas worth spreading. A group of a dozen educators are joining them, and with the staff of TED-Ed they are examining how to get more students and teachers into spreading their ideas. TED-Ed has beenContinue reading “Students and Teachers Have Ideas Worth Spreading”

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