Marking your time and being accountable for it

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I don’t have to tell any of you that are administrators in a school that your time is always limited. You never have enough time to read lesson plans, or sit in classrooms, or listen to students and parents, and problem solve with your staff and conduct quality professional development. And the list goes on…. Read more »

Working with Instructional Rounds

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Over the summer, we established peer groups among our staff that would support each other in between observation periods. In the hub-bub of getting curriculum set with our new internship schedule, and by putting together a program that is geared towards helping students pass the Regents exams, and begin adaptation of the modules from the… Read more »

Evaluation: Another “Paradigm Shift” in K-12 Education

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We are currently experiencing a radical change in the system of human capital management in K-12 schools, particularly in teacher and principal evaluation. Using multiple measures that include student outcomes and several observations of practice to rank teachers and principals represents a significant departure from traditional methods of teacher and principal evaluation. In addition, the… Read more »