Perseverance and grit are the latest “buzzwords” going around in education. Whether it is the result of the CCSS and its call for perseverance in problem solving and the increase in rigor, we need to take pause and understand why these are key to student success. I am not planning to complete a long blog […]
How much professional development is enough? How many hours of personal study can make you an expert? What is the responsibility of school leaders to ensure that their staff feels prepared? Whose job is it to align materials, resources, and curriculum to the new standards? How will we know we are truly ready? These are […]
Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement
Read this inspiration article recently published by ASCD.org. 100 Repetitions–Teachers of troubled students need to know that the road to success is paved with many useful failures.