In recent years, professional learning has been getting a bad rap for being ineffective and irrelevant. Considering the amount of money spent on professional learning, this is somewhat alarming. I am lucky to be in a district where the leaders have already begun working on shifting the paradigm, offering a variety of choices during biannual district-wide … Continue reading Creating Community Through Professional Learning
Over the last 20 years, the reason that I do what I do hasn't really changed. I see that teenagers are not a finished product; teenagers are a work in progress. Often, the person they are destined to become has not yet formed while still in high school. Who they are today, might … Continue reading Why, How, and What
The term innovation is being tossed around a lot in education circles. Many leaders are repeating the term like a battle cry, calling for teachers to innovate without explaining what this really means or why we should take on another buzzword. Why is innovation?