Month: <span>April 2013</span>

The Holmsian Hat

We wear many hats. We depend on these hats for our perspectives. We wear learning hats, teaching hats, and even hats that help us see out into the future. I know each hat I have ever worn, having broken each one in the best I could before trading it in. …

The Whom of Leadership

School Leadership is not a singular thing. It is not simply having lines under you on an org chart. It is not just making¬†proclamations or laying out an agenda for others to accomplish. It is not only having more responsibilities or feeling accountable for other’s actions. No, Leadership exists as …

Student Progress

It is unique experience to hear words like Differentiation and Direct Instruction from 14 year olds. There is a strange¬†cognitive¬†dissonance that happens when children are using your “invented” language for their own ends, advocating for themselves in ways that you hadn’t even considered. What do you do when they own …

Snow Days

I remember when snow days weren’t quite so productive, when the blanket of snow didn’t mean that I was going to be able to get to inbox 0 more easily. It wasn’t my first snow day, but it was my first snow day as a part of DPS. It wasn’t …