I know I probably harp on this one often, but it’s an important distinction in understanding our school culture- as a transfer school, we have a lot riding on the line for our kids. According to New York State, even though a student has until the age of 21 to
Since our last Instructional Rounds with Thomas Fowler Finn and our School Based Support Specialist Mae Fong, I have been thinking a lot about the words of one of the principals hosting our cohort: what do we create, promote and allow in our classrooms? The intention of teaching is a
For many schools, the professional development program is designed as soon as state assessment results are out. The pre-service training that occurs in charter schools, and in public schools, usually results in the common groan of “not this again.” I remember when I was teaching we would have the same
I like to think of each school year like a brand new, red, delicious, shiny apple. It sits in your lunch bag or on your desk in all its beautiful crispy deliciousness, just waiting to be munched and crunched. However, like most produce, even the most delectable looking fruits can
I had the most amazing experience a few weeks ago that got me thinking about all of the vitriol that is being swung in both directions regarding the charter movement and Common Core. I had the pleasure of going to a salsa dance lesson at a dance hall in Boston.