Shift. It happens. What can I say? It's been a while since I have found time to sit down in front of my keyboard and put my thoughts onto the screen for you to read. It is good to be back. Since I last wrote I have had a major shift in my professional career … Continue reading Shift Happens
In education we read, speak, receive PD about transparency and its place in our profession altogether too often. Now, having said that - I am all for transparency (check the blog title) in the public education system. In fact I would argue that it is imperative in our schools. Today, however I want to write … Continue reading A Different Take on Transparency
I apologize for that. Have you ever hit a run where you are just slammed? Well, that has been me. Work, parenthood, you know... Well, I am happy to say that I am back. I also wanted to announce that I will also be contributing at the Cooperative Catalyst from time to time. I want to … Continue reading It’s Been a While…
This is an appeal. Today the nationwide discussion is, and has been about accountability. Accountability for schools, for teachers, for students. Since the passage of NCLB, and ESEA before that - we have seen testing become the vehicle for how we assess accountability in public schools across the nation. I am an educator in Florida, … Continue reading An Appeal.
I love American Idol. I hate to admit it, but I do. One of my favorite parts of the show are the train wrecks who attempt to belt out Christina Aguilera at the top of their lungs. They think they're great - and they're not. When you think about it - it's actually kind of cruel. … Continue reading Honesty.