Best Educational Practices

Dare to Dream of Change

We must recognize differences as we assess students – there is no single test to measure every student’s mastery. How we provide instruction, inspire creativity, embrace diversity and empower greatness must be personalized . . . education can’t take place…

Show Them Your Lighter Side

I was glancing through my Twitter feed this morning (yes, I am still around, just not as loud) and a title caught my eye. “Principals are People 2” by Tony Sinanis.  His words soon had me reflecting about the evolution of…

Storms Happen

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 hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer.  It…

Education is in Our DNA

Summer has a special place in our society. From Alice Cooper’s Schools out for Summer to The Summer of ’69 with Bryan Adams there is a certain magic about the warm, long sun filled days of summer. Without a doubt summer…

Making Learning Relevant

What is the purpose of K-12 schooling? Think for a moment before coming up with an answer. Consider what you believe truly matters. Is it preparation for college? Preparation for a career? Support in growing to be an individual who…

Oh to be a Teacher…

So I went for a run yesterday through a park close to where I live. It was a gorgeous summer-like day, and it felt like the entire neighborhood was out enjoying the sunshine…families having picnics, people fishing in the pond,…