Increasing Rigor in the Classroom

Whether you are an administrator, teacher, or parent, everyone wants to claim that their student is part of a rigorous learning environment.  While this may be the case in some instances, in others, it makes for an inaccurate projection of the classroom.  Don’t get me wrong, there are several fantastic teachers out there, but we […]

Supporting ELA Common Core Standards in Science

The current transition towards the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has spurred a movement from assessing content knowledge to developing critical thinking and analytical skills amongst all students.  Currently all states except Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia have adopted the new rigorous standards with testing beginning in the 2014-2015 school year for most states.  […]

The Hands-Off Approach to Professional Development

  The Hands-Off Approach to Professional Development Autonomy.  Teachers crave it; administrators are typically reluctant to give it.  But how much more efficient would professional development be if TEACHERS controlled their professional growth.  Empowering teachers to differentiate their PD is probably the most effective transition school administrators can make.  This can be done in various […]

Leadership: Noticing Your Potential

A quick informational article of the qualities of a poor leader, and who individuals must incorporate qualities of a good leader to be promoted to the next level within an occupation. Leadership: The Not-So-Goods Everyone has seen poor leadership first hand. Did you recognize it? Did frustration build inside you because you saw your personal […]