Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Should We Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in School?

At our high school, we recently reexamined our electronic use policy. In conversations during the summer, the assistant principals and I agreed that enforcing...

Cultural Competency: Implications for Education Leaders

Much like the teaching force across America, administrators serving low-income, culturally and linguistically diverse student populations are primarily white. While we continue to recruit...

How Can We Promote Teacher Collaboration?

I'm interested in ways to encourage teachers to analyze their own instructional practices. What strategies does your school use to invite teachers to collaborate...

Amid Budget Cutbacks, How Can We Maintain Staff Morale?

In this economy, we've had to find more and more ways to save money and extend our resources. Unfortunately, the most effective and immediate...

What Knowledge & Skills Do 21st Century Teachers Need?

We often hear about 21st century learners and the knowledge and skills our students will need in the future. What about teachers? What are...

Teacher Effectiveness Debates: Rattling Sabers or Road to Real Improvement?

Who's rattling that saber? With the release of Waiting for "Superman," the growth of charter schools, newspapers releasing teacher "value-added" scores, and the efforts...

How Do We Identify Good Teaching?

As ASCD's Annual Conference approaches, I'm excited to talk with colleagues about the many different ways we make a difference in the lives of...

How Can We Improve Formative Assessment?

Since the beginning of this year, my school has embarked on an effort to use more holistic assessments of student learning—to put more emphasis...

A Change of Plans, Little Else

One of the biggest challenges I face in my practice as a technology integration specialist is changing the teaching and learning culture. In my...

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