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School leaders know that when your team is growing, students are growing.  When one team outshines others (usually in regards to specific key performance indicators) it has the potential to breed a domino effect of excellence across a building or district.  899 more words

Educational Leadership

Marginal Gains – Is this something that education should consider?

After reading an article on the BBC website some time ago on marginal gains, (if you are interested please find the link). http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34247629

I considered what would the effect be on applying this concept to teaching and learning. 621 more words

School Improvement

Show them what success looks like! and they will also feel better about themselves - using formative assessment

“Informative assessment isn’t an end in itself, but the beginning of better instruction.” —Carol Ann Tomlinson

For your students to learn and grow, formative assessment should be considered. 822 more words

Teacher Quality and Practice Comes First

At yesterday’s district institute, we had a wonderful presenter who initiated the conversation regarding grading practices and homework. He brought the data to help support his claims. 425 more words


David Kirp on Community Schools and High-Quality PreK in Tulsa

David Kirp’s recent New York Times op-ed on community schools in Tulsa is getting a lot of attention. Kirp is also the author of Improbable Scholars… 300 more words

Early Elementary Years

Five Minutes That Can Change Everything

As you lead you need good judgment. You also cannot afford to be judgmental. That’s never more important than when considering the potential of the people on your team. 402 more words