Author: sblankenship

As educators, we’re not afraid to ask a lot of questions when we don’t know how to do something. But what happens to the questions when we discover how to…

Read More Challenging Our Assumptions

Technology may not replace teachers, but teachers who integrate technology as a catalyst for learning will probably replace teachers who do not. Think about that for a moment. During a…

Read More Technology: A Catalyst for Learning

Great leaders don’t spend time trying to change people. They spend their energy creating the conditions in which people want to change. Discussions move beyond “why” as educators begin thinking…

Read More Leading for Growth

MyTopTweet.com analyzes any Twitter account to show you their most retweeted tweets! I decided to research and share the top tweets of some of the most influential educators on Twitter.…

Read More The Top Tweet from the Top Educators

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a digital window into the classroom is priceless!  Do you have children?  How often do you get to see them in the…

Read More A Digital Window Is Priceless

The following is an excerpt from “Have a Little Faith” by Mitch Albom, page 93, from a sermon by Rabbi Albert Lewis. “A man seeks employment on a farm.  He…

Read More Storms Happen

In a recent post titled, Nuggets of Wisdom from Mentors Around the World, many influential educators including Todd Whitaker, Eric Sheninger, Pernille Ripp, Scott McLeod and Lyn Hilt contributed valuable…

Read More What You Ignore, You Permit.

Many times, grading papers and student projects is something a teacher does in isolation.  In other words, no one other than the teacher sees the student’s work.  What if analyzing…

Read More A Window Into the Classroom

Throughout my many conversations with teachers, I have heard time and time again how they feel it’s not fair for the rest of the class that they have to spend…

Read More What Is and Is Not Fair

As the new school year approaches, many principals around the country will be implementing a new teacher evaluation instrument.  As you visit teacher classrooms looking for specific indicators, I encourage…

Read More So What?

Recently, Tom Whitby wrote a provocative article called Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education. I ask that you take the time and read and share this article. In fact, if you…

Read More Assisted Learning