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 Reasons I Love My Job

This past summer I made the switch from public school educator to entrepreneur.  I get to use my years of experience as a classroom teacher and district-level curriculum director to impact schools around our country as an educational consultant and trainer.  I just returned (in the wee hours of the morning) from a work trip in

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