The RTB Series – Part 6: Response to Helplessness

Over this ongoing series of eight posts, we are identifying and addressing the seven primary barriers to changing instructional practices and the appropriate response by leadership. I present to you Part 6 in The Response to Barriers Series – Helplessness.   Sadly, there are those in our profession who have given up hope. They truly believe…

A Reader Submits… Don’t Be a Martyr

A LYS Principal submits the following: Earlier this summer, I had a meeting with a gentleman that I had little respect for when I first met him last September. But, by January, it was obvious that he brought more to the table than was first apparent in our initial meetings. You have to know me…

Top LYS Tweets from the Week of June 26, 2011

The biggest argument I get against the use of bootleg technology in the classroom revolves around students misusing the tools and access. “What if they cheat? What if they call, text, IM or e-mail their friends? What if they view inappropriate material?” All of these are valid issues and concerns, but they are not reasons…

A Reader Writes… Professionalism

In response to my comments on the state of the profession, a reader writes: “Actually, I think Schmoker is right. But even if he is not right, we can certainly say educators as a whole demonstrate a low level of professionalism. For example, we have known professional standards and practices (Marzano, Bloom, etc.), yet very…
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