Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Why Are We Doing This?

As a teacher, one of the most common questions I hear is, "Why are we doing this?" It's a question that's tempting for a...

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...

How Can We Improve Teacher Education?

Teacher education is vital; it's where teachers start. Yet too often, teacher education is disrespected. It's seen as lacking relevance in the "real world"...

Raise Your Voice

I'm not one for musts when it comes to using social media. No one will die if they don't use a Ning. Great teachers...

Teacher Leadership in a Flat Organization

A couple of months ago I was honored to host two principals from New Zealand spending a week here in Vermont on an exchange...

Change Is NOT Easy

Change in education does not come easy or without a fight. During the past four years as a high school principal, I have experienced...

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...

How Can We Make Time to Meet Students’ Emotional Needs?

My grandmother, Denolis Moore, is a retired teacher. The family recently threw her a 90th birthday party, at which many of her former students...

Developing the Leaders Within

When I started teaching, I had no desire to take on any leadership roles in my school. Yet in my nine years as a...

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