Karin Chenoweth tackles issues surrounding disadvantaged students and elevates them from the classroom level to the school level. Based on research in nearly two dozen high performance, high poverty schools, Chenoweth constructs a model of how schools can reach disadvantaged students.
John Norton shares an activity that took place in a Teacher Leaders Network daily discussion group. Teachers were asked to share three things they support and believe would help improve schools and the teaching profession.
A rubric of examples of how low performing, effective, and high performing leaders exemplify these characteristics and responsibilities.
Paul Gorski debunks many of the various myths associated with the concept of the “culture of poverty” and addresses what he believes is the real reason an achievement gap exists between low and high income students: a culture of classism.
Charles Elbot and Dave Fulton suggest schools develop “touchstones” along with the community that contain values and beliefs that should guide decision-making and behavior.
Teacher Ron Berger discusses his desire for all students to be “craftsmen”–to be proud of their work, and to have work worthy of pride. He argues that craftsmanship is developed naturally within cultures of excellence, and so schools should work first on creating a culture of excellence.
This article attempts to explain how leadership has an effect on student learning and what the essential ingredients of successful leadership are. The authors suggest that leadership is second only to teaching in its impact on student-learning.
Richard DuFour argues that Professional Learning Communities have a lot of potential, but should focus on these principles to be effective…
Margaret J. Wheatley argues that the chaotic, fluid, and dynamic world of the 21st century demands a fundamental adjustment in how people think. Instead of focusing on providing answers and solutions, she writes, we must be willing to ask questions, admit uncertainty, and listen more than we speak.
YouTube sensation Kid President believes that every person is both a teacher and a student. He gives advice for how to be successful as both.