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People Matter: 4 Values that Should Drive School Improvement.

Mandates.  We all know them.  In the world of education, there is no shortage.  After 17 years, I have known a few.  Not surprisingly, when the  people implementing  mandates do not find intrinsic worth or value, the moment the mandate goes away, so does the practice associated with it.   1,287 more words

Professional Learning Communities

Reflections over a Genius Hour

Genius Hour is very exciting concept  for me.  Providing students with the space during the school day to explore areas of their interest sounds very engaging.   1,377 more words

Why We Need To Stop Focusing on the Name Marzano

This is written in remembrance of Rick DuFour and Grant Wiggins who I studied for numerous years in order to become better at what we do as teachers to serve students.   1,401 more words

Professional Learning Communities

School Choice Barbecued Cajun Style

Mercedes Schneider’s newest book continues her legacy of scholarship and philosophical prescience.  In School Choice; The End of Public Education? she documents and explains many facets of the issue. 1,545 more words

Corporate Education Reform

Memo on Education to My Congressman, Scott Peters

In 2000, you became my city councilman. Then in 2012, you became my Congressman in the 52nd District. I have always respected your work and integrity. 1,597 more words

Corporate Education Reform