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March 3, 2019

We create equity and close learning gaps by starting lessons in the original rigor and intention of the learning standard. So often well intending teachers start in a scaffold and never reach the rigor of the standard. This practice creates learning gaps and inequities...

June 29, 2018

Invest the time upfront in interviewing and hiring the right teachers for YOUR campus needs. In additional to spending the time on the front end with screening, interviewing and hiring, this is the time you can set your expectations as you build the team that meets the...

January 28, 2018

As I support campuses that are struggling academically, the need for a principal's instructional leadership role is increasingly evident in all aspects of a school improvement. For example, simply ordering intervention materials to supplement a core curriculum is not e...

August 30, 2017

As a nation our educational legislative policies have, at times and likely inadvertently, caused some educators to blame poor achievement on student demographics. We've tried to close achievement gaps by "fixing" at-risk children for decades, yet schools still face ine...

July 15, 2017

 Lately I've noticed a trend, a call to stop encouraging students to self-select books on their independent reading levels. The blog posts, tweets and instagram outcries for student freedom of choice are gaining populatiry like a pop star's baby photos. Although, stude...

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