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Clarifying Class Size Waivers

Following the last two Board votes on class size waivers, I have spent a great deal of time reflecting and talking with staff and community members and listening to feedback on whether the district should continue to request flexibility from the state on class sizes.  998 more words


The Real Story of The Hobbit

Yesterday, I watched the Hobbit Marathon at my local movie theater. That’s right, all three movies in a row. It started at 3:00 in the afternoon and ended at midnight. 448 more words

Don Shomette

Normal Kid Behavior

“That’s just normal kid behavior?”

After hearing this a million times, I’ve learned three things about this phrase.

  1. It never truly helps the situation.
  2. Kids never say it—just adults.
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Don Shomette

What’s the future of independent school education?

I have a daughter, Kathleen who is 13, and a son, Jacob, who is 15; and probably like you, we believe we have raised them the very same way, and yet they are totally different. 748 more words


5 Questions You Should Ask Your Principal

by George Couros • December 11, 2014

I was recently asked by a superintendent if I had some questions to ask his principals to start off the year.   1,070 more words


Middle leaders as catalysts for change in schools: an active, collaborative process

Chris Brown and Louise Stoll

Over recent years, there’s been greater awareness in England of the important role middle leaders – people such as department heads, key stage leaders or pastoral leaders – can play in school improvement. 783 more words

Leadership And Management

This much I know about...the madness of treating colleagues punitively

I have been a teacher for 26 years, a Headteacher for 11 years and, at the age of 50, this much I know about the madness of treating colleagues punitively. 250 more words

School Leadership