Many have been in PLC meetings that go nowhere. How do we recalibrate our PLC time to keep it running at peak efficiency?
What works in education? According to research, here’s the 2 biggest influences on student achievement.
Often when I work with schools, one of the key questions all are attempting to answer is: “What do I do if they don’t get it?” Dufour is perhaps the most famous for coining this question, but in reality, it’s simply the heart of what the entire education system is about (or should be, at least).
With the absolute best of intentions, we have accidentally turned to a surface-building strategy to encourage our students to write something—anything!—in response to their reading. According to their research surrounding the most impactful literacy strategies, Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey reveal that mnemonic devices (aka acronyms) help students to consolidate surface understandings of material.
One of the most commonly asked questions I get from districts, leaders, and especially teachers is as simple as it is complex: How do we get our students to improve their short answer response?
If there’s one overarching request from teachers, it’s the plea for more clarity. Specifically, they are desperate for building and district leaders to communicate vital information and initiative implementation.
Stop for a moment and ask yourself this question: When was the last time I took a risk? How you choose to define risk is entirely up to you, but I would venture to say that each of us has varying connotations of the meaning of the word.
What is audacity and why this, why now? Audacity is the courage to be bold. I have always associated courage with bravery and noble acts. I never really thought about the necessary presence of fear to create courage.