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...

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...

Chopping trees requires actual chopping

Pondering Abraham Lincoln’s quote, “If I have 6 six hours to chop down a tree, I will spend the first 4 hours sharpening my axe.” What...

TOTS: Has Your District Been Infected?

Is your staff suffering from Trainer of Trainers Syndrome (TOTS)? What is TOTS: The disappointment/discouragement felt by administration...

Adequate Teacher Training

An article published in Education Week, August 14, 2014, reports teachers feel inadequately prepared for Common Core, even after...