Questions For Your Administrators

I’ve been accused of being “anti-administration” once or twice before and have shared my thoughts on the topic previously. That’s really not true as I love working with and for effective administrators. There is nothing more uplifting and motivating than working in a building where you know the administration is supportive of your work and […]

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Afraid of Feedback

Do we not ask for feedback because we are afraid of what we might hear? When I taught in the classroom, I did end of term surveys almost every year. In my new role in the Learning Commons, I regularly seek formal and informal feedback from students and teachers. That feedback is what I use […]

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Out of the Classroom but Still Relevant

In a previous post, I outlined what I thought was a real problem with individuals who are out of the classroom and therefore out of touch with the realities of the classroom. My concern was individuals who are not teaching and yet dictating best practice models or strategies for classroom teachers. Even with the best […]

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Out of the Classroom and Out of Touch

If you don’t teach in a classroom, you are out of touch with what classroom teachers are dealing with. This is a statement people will argue over and defend on both sides. Consultants will charge you obscene amounts of money to come in and tell you how to do a job they have not done […]

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We Need Leaders #cpchat

Whether fair or not, I have been cast as the anti-administrator teacher. It is a role I accept; yet my perspective on things is always changing. I stand by my original posts on the matter and truly don’t think we need administrators as they currently function in most schools. It has been my experience with […]

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