Standard 6 & 7 Metareflection: Communication & Collaboration [EDU 6600: Communication and Collaboration]

Standard 6 Communication: Communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues, parents, and students through a variety of mediums.  Standard 7 Collaboration: Cooperates with other professionals to bridge gaps between schools and community and between departments/disciplines within schools.   Learning about teacher leadership through EDU 6600: Communication and Collaboration has provided me the theoretical background from which […]

The Public Relations of Administration

Once again, I am reminded that nurturing relationships with others is one of the fundamental duties of an administrator. It is through the skillful building and cultivation of relationships that are built on trust, and where both parties buy-in to a shared vision of what’s best for students and the school, that administrators gain support […]

New Ways of Thinking About Achievement and Grading

I feel as if the ground has shifted beneath my feet. As I read through chapters two and three of O’Connor’s How to Grade for Learning, K-12, I was hit with an epiphany; I had been using grades to punish and/or reward my students, not to communicate their achievement of process and product goals in […]