#C4C15: Edu Change & Advocacy: New Tech, New Standards, New Everything….Won't Matter Unless We Change Old Mindsets

A principal that is making some really great moves: This post is brilliant. You are providing so much in the way of student ownership for learning and I really respect the way in which you have laid out the priorities for schools. The one thing that resonated with me most, …

#C4C15: creativeStir: The Myth of the Superstar Superintendent… really?

I like this dissection of what makes a great superintendent, but I think the team is just as important as the single person at the helm: I love that you have based this upon research and empathy interviews. I believe that you have looked at many different facets of leadership and …

#C4C15: Shanahan on Literacy: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference

How can we recognize more biases of our teaching practice: Recognizing your bias against images as text is wonderful and will serve as an important point of reflection. While I too struggle with media as text, I believe that there are so many new types of media that blur the …

#C4C15: Reederama: Assessing the fifth graders' understanding of thick and thin questions

What a wonderful example of shared student work: I love how transparent you are being about your children’s work. By including all of their responses, as well as the analysis you have done upon them, you are allowing us to draw our own conclusions and see them in the context …

#C4C15: More Trust is NOT the Answer: A Co-Blog with Ann Rose Santoro (@Arsant10) — Medium

Trusting teachers is essential. How we get there is still up for debate. I really like the ways in which you have dissected the building of trust. The Vulnerability and Accountability sections are particularly spot on when I look at the biggest shifts that we might be driving toward in …