Monthly Archives: November 2013

http://hechingerreport.org/content/why-school-leadership-matters_5018/ Why school leadership matters? This article discusses the importance of school leadership and teacher instruction in order to transform failing schools.  It talks about two different types of leaders. The first leader is the one that copes, which means … Continue reading

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Mickey-goodman/are-we-raising-a-generati_b_1249706.html?ref=tw Mickey Goodman writes an article entitled “Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?”  His article focuses on Gen Y, those born from 1984 to 2002.  He identifies the people of this generation as ones who demand instant gratification. … Continue reading

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Yellen’s Fed Leadership Is an Almost-Done Deal

  Janet Yellen is currently the Federal Reserve System’s Vice Chairman behind Ben Bernanke.  If voted in, (after Thanksgiving) she will be the first woman in the world to head a major central bank. Her background in economic’s speaks for … Continue reading

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Ms. Frizzle’s take on Failure

In the immortal words of Ms. Fizzle: “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” I also thought the quote in this picture is pretty interesting as well. If we all wanted Ms. Frizzle as teacher because of the way she led … Continue reading

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High Stakes Testing and Ethics

Hearing the words “cheating” and “testing” in the same sentence has not become an uncommon occurrence.  The question that one could ask is why?  The city and teachers in the Atlanta Public School System have been used as an example … Continue reading

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Will you be an effective “trust” leader?

  Posted on November 20, 2013 I found this article about  trust being the key  to  reforming  a school.  Too often we find leaders who can’t be trusted or know how to build trust in a school. I have learned over … Continue reading

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Please Follow Me On Twitter!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vala-afshar/our-educational-leaders-m_b_4292484.html This article suggests, as school leaders, we need to let teachers and students know that social media should not be feared in an educational setting. Mostly all students in today’s age have heard or currently have a Facebook and Twitter page. The article suggests that … Continue reading

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