News: Setting Professional Goals

Reconceptualizing Professional Development for the Coming School Year

Many school improvement initiatives fail because of their approach to professional development. This Blog describes the three interdependent goals and components of effective professional development,...

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Educators Need to Deal with Reality by Facing, Analyzing, and then Changing Reality

With all of the polarized political, Pandemic, and pressurized issues and challenges facing education right now, this Blog encourages districts and schools to analyze, prioritize, strategize, and reco...

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Maximizing Meeting Participation and Productivity: Is Everyone “Bringing It” to Your (Virtual or In-Person) Meeting?

Given the number of meetings we attend in a typical week, and their importance to the effectiveness and outcomes of most organizations, it is important to analyze and periodically re-calibrate them...

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The Pandemic, Students’ Academic Performance, and Preparing for the Rest of the School Year

This Blog addresses the importance of discussing with teachers and students how the pandemic has impacted and is impacting the school and schooling process cannot be understated. Rather than assume th...

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An Inaugural Poem for the Ages Challenges All Educators as the Torch is Passed: A Lesson Plan to Help School Staff Become Part of the Solution

Blog discusses the national events of the past month’s inauguration and insurrection, the Presidential election now past, and the past four years of anxiety and stress on educators and students. It en...

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Putting the “Power of Three” to Work for Your Students, Staff, Schools, or Systems

During this holiday break, we suggest taking three hours—one hour before and immediately after Christmas, and one after New Year’s Day—to plan your classroom, grade-level, school, or district’s suc...

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