"Who says? Compared to what?"

Imagine trying to make a decision about what make of car to purchase. You see an advertisement for a particular make of car that claims,...

A simple idea, elegant execution

Today I would like to share an idea I learned from E.J. Rossi. Mr. Rossi is the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction in the...

"But, where should we start?"

Recently I had an opportunity to attend a training on new tools that have been developed that will provide additional data to schools...

Sorry, Not Sorry

Not long ago I attended an education conference. As I was waiting for the morning program to begin I became engaged in conversation with...

Who said this was a good idea?

I was raised Catholic. There are some indelible memories of attending mass every Sunday and “church school” every Wednesday. In case you...

Are the keys to success really a secret?

Mike Schmoker’s new book, Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement was recently released. If you...

Same concepts, same skills: a conversation

Dear reader, As a community of professional learners, we share ideas with each other for the purpose of getting feedback and refining our...

It's not new, it just goes by a new name

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana I was reminded of this phrase in 1967, when explaining...