Realizations from the side of the desk of a Principal. It's education. There is no more money. There is no more time: there are 24 hours in the day. It's also the greatest job in the world, so let's get on with it.
The more I think about new initiatives and changing education, the more I believe that Dan Weiden got it right.In August of 1988, when there would have been a high degree of likelihood that I was sporting acid wash jeans and a styled perm, the aforementioned Mr. Weiden coined a phrase in his work as
“Would I want to do this?” What if we approached lesson development for our classes with this simple question? When I ask groups that I work with to come up with the conditions that make up their “learn best whens” for students, typically the participants come up with something that looks like this (this one
This week, I read a post by colleague and friend George Couros that really struck a chord with me. In his blog, George wrote: “Sometimes I wish that I had more great ideas. I wonder when an awesome idea will pop into my head or I will be inspired and I can share it with