Too often in education, we make decisions based on things like perception, feel, what people say, or who shouts the loudest. In a time when school budgets and resources are stretched to the limit, it’s vital for us to make sure that we have a base in research so that we may cut through the “educational BS” and find the high-yield strategies that really do make a difference to student achievement.
To be successful in education, we need each of our stakeholders to take ownership. Part of this is the recognition that each partner has a different role, no more and no less important. By conquering the adversarial relationships that can exist in education, we can make each partner feel valued. We can start this by getting rid of the “Us versus Them” mentality.
A fat-free (but very rich) Holiday Recipe for Educational Success that highlights links to some great educators and their ideas for school improvement.