“Those who implement changes in assessment, grading, professional practices and policies risk not only confrontation, but also unpopularity, […]
“He was an introverted kid, so I didn’t send him to his room as punishment. No, I took […]
A consistent message repeatedly expressed about schools today is that the need for change is urgent, compelling, imminent. […]
Since our middle school building opened in 2000, there have been very significant shifts in our conception of […]
If we are to believe everything we read and hear in the media these days, childhood has never been in such a ruinous state.
“Wild Christian brothers sharpening their leathers / Learn it by heart, that’s the rule / All I remember is dreading September and school” – Mick Hanly
“Google makes us dumb, Facebook numbs us, and cell phones pull us apart? Nonsense. It’s time to counter the narrative.” – Jason Feifer
While few doubt the need for schools to innovate, often, it seems, some school leaders – innovation chasers – those who are keen to attach the label of “innovator” to themselves, have failed to understand what innovation really means.
Peter Drucker’s oft-quoted appreciation of the importance of culture is rooted in his strong belief in community. But […]
A few years ago, following a family visit to the joyful sites and decadent beer halls of Munich, we decided to take the half-hour journey to Dachau Concentration Camp.