DATA. DATA. DATA. Seems like all we talk about at staff meetings is data. Formative data. Summative data. Standardized data. Behavioral data. The data revolution has hit schools hard and teachers are feeling inundated with numbers. My question? What do students know of their data? Do they have opportunities to talk with their teachers about […]
Sustainable, deep school improvement and change must take place from the inside out. The topics of conversations teachers and school leaders have and the way in which they converse in school deeply impacts student success. Adults, in every school, control all the variables necessary to ensure success for all students.
All decisions, big or small, must be made placing the needs of students first. There is not a curriculum, a program, or a strategy that can substitute for effective teaching.
“When they start by listening, it literally opens the door and you want to share.” — Emilio Rodriquez, English teacher Transforming education cannot be achieved with a one-size-fits-all approach. We work with schools and teachers to create a customized program that fits their unique challenges and opportunities and goals — instead of entering the school […]
A few months ago I was facilitating a session and during a break, one of the participants approached me with this question, “mind if I coach you?” When I responded positively, he began to tell me what I had done wrong in the presentation! That WAS NOT Coaching. Coaching has many forms and is frequently misunderstood […]
Perhaps it would be easier to produce a fabulous curriculum, an extraordinary strategy or an outstanding program than it is to reproduce master teachers. However none of these “things” can begin to replace effective teaching. If you want results for students, place your bet on a teacher. Marzano’s research confirms what thousands of educators will […]