The just-completed Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) is one of the premier technology conferences held in the country. Educators and school leaders were...Read more
I have found in life that it is impossible to take others on a journey that we, ourselves, are not on. It is quite the challenge to inspire others to become something we...Read more
The more I learn about instructional coaching, the more I realize that the challenge of getting educated adults to change what they do on a daily basis is more complex...Read more
Super Bowl Sunday is just over a week away. And while most people are talking about how the Patriots stack up against the Seahawks (and who's to blame for #DeflateGate),...Read more
Most experts say that children benefit from “quality” instruction at an early age. But as preschool programs around the country expand, questions are being raised about...Read more
Even though she was surrounded by 4,200 students and dozens of faculty and staff every day on the job, former Brockton High School Principal Sue Szachowicz often felt...Read more
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a tremendous impact on my life. I learned so much from him during the course of my work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
In a recent meeting among Instructor magazine’s editors, we talked about the difference between the terms “professional development” and “professional learning.”...Read more
Every other year, Scholastic surveys children and their parents on their attitudes and behaviors towards reading.
One way savvy math teachers help students build up their understanding of math concepts is through discussion in the classroom. But how do you ignite those conversations...
While I’m not typically a resolution-maker, there’s something about a new year that invites reflection. As I contemplate what I want to accomplish in 2015, rather than...Read more
Returning from the holiday break is the perfect time for principals to focus on solutions, view challenges as opportunities, and, in collaboration with key stakeholders,...Read more
A new year always holds the promise of a fresh start. Take full advantage of the changing calendar and consider how you might reinvigorate your district’s commitment to...Read more
This post first appeared on EdSurge on December 19, 2014 after editors asked education leaders to respond to college application-style essay prompts.
We've published to this blog 238 times this year (and counting!). As we near the end of 2014, I'm feeling thankful for the many people who have contributed to edu@...Read more
By this time next week, many of us will be curled up at home with a hot cup of cocoa, enjoying a great book or a favorite holiday movie with our families. Don’t worry, we’...Read more
Last week, I had the pleasure of listening to New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña speak about the importance of family engagement. Every time I hear Chancellor Fariña...Read more
Whether we’ve met at conferences or talked by phone, the staff of Scholastic Administrator magazine has had the pleasure of crossing paths with many inspiring...Read more
At a White House Summit on Early Education today, President Obama announced the recipients of two sets of federal grants targeting early learning. The grants come at a...Read more
As I began working with principals on school improvement, I found myself frequently repeating advice that was grounded in my many years of experience as principal of...Read more
This is a momentous time for young children. As we close in on the end of 2014 and the beginning of a new year, I feel encouraged and excited by many of the initiatives...Read more
Powerful, innovative learning environments don’t just spring into being—they are the product of strong leadership, intentional, focused planning, and purposeful, aligned...Read more