The most important support that I can provide to my faculty is feedback. It is essential in all that we do in my building. It is something that I work to do more - provide faculty with quality, timely feedback on what I see in their classrooms. Like many schools, out leadership team focuses on … Continue reading Power of Immediate Feedback
So, as I begin this post, I am still not really sure how I want to craft this entry. However, it has been weighing heavy on me. I have worked my entire career in schools that serve students of low socioeconomic status and high minority rates. In my more recent role over the past few … Continue reading Stop the Cycle
I wanted to share a brief video that I created to show you how my team uses Evernote for classroom walkthroughs. Evernote is an amazing company that is devoted to a quality product (which at its basic level is free) for education. One of the strongest benefits for me is that Evernote is available on … Continue reading Using Evernote for Classroom Walkthroughs
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 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.