Category Archives: Professional Development

Living “Above the Line”

I recently completed by my certification as a trainer for Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and am looking forward to supporting school administrators from ESSDACK in their effort to improve their effectiveness in a 3-Part Series. This … Continue reading

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WHAT!!!??? No Textbooks Allowed

Without a doubt I lambasted textbooks and publishers in my last post. Many of you may be wondering, if school districts stopped buying textbooks what teachers should use to teach. To the dismay of textbook publishers, I would suggest the … Continue reading

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The Secret is Out

It’s no secret. The single most important factor impacting student learning is the classroom teacher. In fact, I’ve said, I’d take a highly effective teacher in a classroom with 30 kids over 2 classes of 15 with average teachers, any … Continue reading

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Professional Development–If Not a Workshop, then What?

As school budgets continue to contract, districts find themselves faced with the unenviable task of deciding what cuts can be made. To the credit of district leaders and school boards, many are prioritizing their decisions based on cuts that will … Continue reading

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