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I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  ~ Albert Einstein Educators treat time as a precious commodity.  We plan lessons, write and follow curriculum maps, and structure our days to “maximize instructional time.”   Students are only in our classes for seven hours (give or … Continue reading

Reflective Practice vs. Acceptable Risks

Tomorrow, we will begin our second week of the 2011-12 school year.  My perception (hopefully accurate) is that the first week with students went well.  As we go through the year, our school will be making changes to address areas of concern related to student performance, however, we will be doing so with a great … Continue reading

21st Century Educating, Part 4: Difference Making

This is the fourth in a five-part series on what I view as critical qualities for 21st Century educational leaders. These posts are not intended to be all-inclusive, nor are the topics addressed in any particular order.   Of all of the responsibilities of modern-day educators, I don’t believe any are as important, or empowering, … Continue reading

21st Century Educating, Part 3: Innovation

This is the third in a five part series on what I view as critical qualities for 21st Century educational leaders. These posts are not intended to be all-inclusive, nor are the topics addressed in any particular order.     in·no·va·tion/ˌinəˈvāSHən/ 1.  The introduction of something new 2.  A new idea, method, or device Not … Continue reading

21st Century Educating, Part 2: Reflection

This is the second in a five part series on what I view as critical qualities for 21st Century educational leaders. These posts are not intended to be all-inclusive, nor are the topics addressed in any particular order.   Reflection is an important aspect of being an effective educator. Wow.  That statement probably isn’t going … Continue reading

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