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I taught in the classroom for twelve years before I became a principal, which I have been doing for eight years. If you do the math (which isn’t that difficult) I have been involved in education as a career for 20 years.
At kindergarten graduation, the last chance I had to formally address the parents at the school where I served as principal, this is what I said: “I want you to save a date. It is 12 years from now. I don’t know the exact date. But it will be 12 years from now. It’s important. Make a note of it. Don’t lose sight of it. Keep talking with your children about it. It’s important because we are going to […]
Over Easter vacation a few weeks ago, something happened that I can’t get out of my mind. My wife’s family conducted the annual egg hunt for all of the children, ranging in ages from seven to seventeen. The plastic eggs were hidden all over the yard, some filled with candy and others filled with various amounts of money. The kids scrambled all over the yard, screaming with delight as their baskets were filling to the brim. When the hunt was over, they all came inside and emptied their eggs onto the floor, looking over the newly found loot.
Nothing else matters for that brief moment except them. Teachers who have “it” make this a priority in their lives, because they know that attention is important for their students.
Life changing events don’t occur that often, but when they do, well…they’re life changing.
This week on the aRTs Roundtable is about our non-negotiables in the classroom. If you could only pick TWO rules or core beliefs what would they be? Do you keep these silent or do you let your philosophy shine through on a daily basis. A fascinating discussion that will surprise you. Show Host: Carol Broos Show Contributors: Brenda Muench Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- firstname.lastname@example.org
After our chat with Carl Harvey, I really started to think about it. Even more so after it came up in #libchat last night. But how do we get started? Here’s what I’ve been doing to be a leader at my school, let me know if you agree or not. Find your allies. I feel pretty lucky in that everyone at my job seems to genuinely want me here, but there’s always at least one person who thinks you’re awesome. […]
This week on LiTTech: What is the difference between a librarian who is a leader and your regular run of the mill librarian? This week Addie and Emily talk with Carl Harvey to figure out how to be one of those librarians that make their schools into innovative learning places. (Hint: Working with the other teachers is key!) Show Host: Emily Thompson Show contributors: Adrienne Matteson, Carl Harvey Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any questions or comments- […]
For those of us working in the trenches in education to overhaul grading practices, the recent Educational Leadership journal from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a timely publication. Each article is dedicated to providing information about effective grading practices. The journal implies (actually it SHOUTS) the fact that grading practices are not effective in our schools. So what can we do as educational leaders to fix the grading problem? First, we have to acknowledge that the […]
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