In another post I shared my system for setting up 1-on-1 meetings with teachers, parents, or community members. But what do you do in these meetings, if your purpose is to listen? How do you listen without tacitly agreeing with everything you hear? Agreeing is a big problem, because if you disagree later, after you’ve […] .
Will you be traveling this summer? Staying close to home? Going into the office to get work done without distractions? (Southern hemisphere friends—stick with me, as this applies during the school year, too :) As I mentioned in another recent article, researchers estimate that 40-50% of our daily activity is governed by habits. And when […] .
There’s a shift happening in our profession… It redefines our work in critical ways. Students from poverty are no longer a minor concern, or just a concern for certain schools. Meeting the needs of students from low-income backgrounds is now our core mission in public education. Paul Tough writes: In 2013, the United States reached […] .