"...People today often describe schools as “broken.” At first, it seems hard to argue with that. But what the proponents of that position mean is that schools have ceased to function efficiently; they are failing as machines. If we change the vocabulary and consider schools as learning environments, however, it makes no sense to talk … Continue reading Schools are not “broken”
No more sink or swim!
The sink or swim mentality of traditional schools must be abandoned in favor of a shared responsibility for success.
Why, How, and What
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
Innovation Plan: About the Learning
As we embark on a new era at Tomball High School with a new vision and new leadership, members of the leadership development team have taken the opportunity to reflect upon areas of need affecting our campus. Two of the most prominent areas of need concern academic achievement and student engagement, both of which can … Continue reading Innovation Plan: About the Learning
What is innovation? (part 2)
To continue exploring what innovation means, please take a look at this blog post from George Couros, an expert on the subject.
What is innovation in education?
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?
During the 2016-2017 school year, I was given the opportunity to be a part of the Campus Leadership Development Team on my campus. We were asked to identify a problem that is reflected in our Campus Improvement Plan and propose a solution. The specific target areas that I thought would be within my realm of … Continue reading The Beginning