My favorite characteristics in Ed Leaders

I had the privilege of spending the last two days in the schools of Pendergast Elementary in Phoenix, Arizona.  The principals were welcoming, the teachers inviting, and the students’ enthusiasm was invigorating.  The mornings of both days were spent doing site visits.  We got such a feel for the climate and culture of each school from

Five Favorite (YA) Fiction Books(ish)

I love to read.  I mean, really, really, really like it.  I enjoy reading a variety of genres, but definitely prefer fiction for my pleasure reading.  Typically, if someone asks me my favorite book, I just sit there blank-faced.  Most avid readers/book lovers can’t name a single book as being a favorite.  We might have a

Five Favorite Formative Assessment Tools

I hope all educators would agree on the importance of formative assessment.  What we might disagree on is the method for assessing.  Maybe you have your “quizzes” all made up from previous years.  Maybe your district requires everyone to administer the same assessments.  Or maybe, you are always looking for new (and engaging) ways to

Five Friday Faves (Steve Jobs quotes edition)

I recently read, “25 Steve Jobs Quotes That Will Change the Way You Work—in the Best Way Possible” by Kaitlyn Russell.  Here’s how it begins: “Fact: Steve Jobs didn’t become successful overnight. It took years of hard work, determination, and perseverance to build Apple into the company that it is today. When you take a

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