Teachers: Administrators May Understand, But Many May Not Care

So many articles on are being published today on what’s wrong with our educational system.  References are made to common core, standardized testing and classrooms that were designed when the factory was the identified workplace as culprits.  Administration is built on a military model of top-down direction, leadership and supervision, because the military is where…

A Modest Proposal: Make the Public School a Place to Educate the Public

Every year, our high schools pay homage to the graduating seniors.  I think every valedictorian includes the line, “Graduation isn’t the end; it’s just the beginning of the next step of our journey,” in the their perfunctory speech at the graduation ceremony.  I wouldn’t know this to be a fact since I was invited to…

Turn Your “Do” List Into a “Waiting” List

Perhaps your 19-20 school year is already underway.  Perhaps you’re preparing to welcome students back to the classroom.  Either way, it’s an incredibly busy time of the year, with lots to do.  And I’ll bet your “Do” list is getting longer and longer.  It might be so long that you have several “Do” lists, or…

Know, Care and Do

The title of this article was originally going to be titled, “Administrators, New Teachers Care, But May Not Know; New Teachers, Administrators Know, But Probably Don’t Care.”  It’s then that I realized a couple of things: There are only two elements in play, and, for any successful system to function properly, there needs to be…

Management Styles: What Kind of a Leader Are You?

If you’re in leadership at a school today, this article is meant for you. When it comes to teachers, it’s been said that even though teachers complete a rigorous curriculum which defines such things as learning styles, multiple intelligences, learning domains, along with preparing pre-assessments, lesson plans which are aligned with curricular standards, and assessments…