Team building has become a growing hot topic in the educational and corporate world. What does that word really mean? It is the dedicated process of building functional teams that are willing to collaboratively tackle difficult tasks. Why Team Building? A question we should always ask…if not our students will. I’ve included lots of activities and ideas for […]
MAAP 101 Conference in Minnesota
I will be doing two workshops and a panel at the 2017 MAAP 101 Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:30am to 3:15pm. Check it out at here.
Effects of Low Expectations
“Sometimes teacher expectations are linked to the perceived social class of the student… [hence] teacher expectations can play an important role in determining the educational achievement of the child” (Spring, 2015, p. 84). “Sometimes teacher expectations are linked to the perceived social class of the student… [hence] teacher expectations can play an important role in […]
I believe first and foremost we need to identify the definition of success. Today’s schools and society as a whole have a version of success that may or may not align with our students or even you and I. We need to make sure we are not blindly following to reach a destination that does […]
Do you hold yourself accountable to serving your students? How do you know you are serving your students? Have you asked them lately? Semester student perception surveys can drive continuous school improvement. If students do not want to be in our schools, they will not learn when they are there. We have to ensure a […]
Empower The classroom teacher has the greatest and most significant impact on student learning. Therefore, it is important that we develop a culture of committed teachers who work together to help each other improve student learning. Teachers have the ability and the knowledge to make student learning transformative and authentic. I believe it is important […]