Our teachers across the country are hurting. After having endured one of the toughest years our education system has seen, the need to support teachers in their craft is even more urgent. I have long discussed with teachers and educational leaders about the need to rethink our teacher evaluation practices in schools and districts across … Continue reading Evaluation No. Feedback Yes.
I have been seeing a lot of educators (and supporters of educators) calling for teachers to exercise freedom, try new things, and exercise autonomy during these unprecedented times in the teaching and learning process of our children. What did we miss? I have been really reflecting on this question; both as I lead a school, … Continue reading What We Missed.
For my school district, today marked the transition to online learning, or execution of what we now call our Instructional Continuity Plan... I know, right!? It also marked my own children's first day of online learning and my wife's first day as a fifth grade teacher... online. Let me just say... the struggle was real. … Continue reading Simplicity.
Disclaimer: This is not a political post. This is an "I am passionate about education and kids" post. I am an independent and selfish voter. Meaning I vote based on candidates views on issues important to my life and my family. I was in my car the other day listening to the White House press … Continue reading Shame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJ2kcDirEo Failure to launch... it's a complex problem, that can end with catastrophic results. I have been hooked on these space analogies lately because they seem to fit the education space so well. The concept of "failure to launch" is one that is so real for us in classrooms across this nation. The disastrous results … Continue reading Failure to Launch