By Dr. Beverly Carbaugh In our travels around the country, we’ve seen districts embracing the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model with a lot of enthusiasm. Principals and teachers love the emphasis on just 23 powerful core competencies—elements of teacher pedagogy and practice that research has shown get the most dramatic results in student learning and […]
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons We’ve discussed the purpose of grants and how to develop your concept paper as you begin the grant application process. Now, you’re ready to start searching for funders. Where should you begin? Start Close to Home Grants Department – If your district has a grants department, they are the first people you […]
By Scott Sterling When adopting a STEM approach or creating a makerspace, acquiring a 3D printer is high on the wish list. They tend to be the most popular efforts on education crowdfunding sites, especially as prices come down. The problem is that not too many people understand a 3D printer’s purpose. Sure, they print […]
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons Last time, we provided a brief introduction to grants and why you may or may not want to apply for them. If you’ve read that article and decided to proceed with your grant seeking, you should begin by asking yourself three important questions: What is the need? How do I […]
By Dr. Jane Bartley Everyone knows the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” A photo taken during an LSI Leadership Academy session captures the essence of that statement perfectly. Listed on a dry erase board are five statements that describe the work teacher teams in MSD Lawrence Township will tackle this coming year; […]
By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons However large or small your operating budget is, there never seems to be enough money to accomplish all of your goals. Perhaps you’ve been told to “go find some grant money for this,” and you’re not sure where to begin—or if grant money is even available to fill the gap. […]
You can see Dr. David Sousa at the 2017 Maryland Assessment Group Fall Conference this November. Reserve your spot today. Is Technology Shortening Students’ Attention Spans? The answer might surprise you. According to Dr. David A. Sousa, educational neuroscience consultant and award-winning author of Engaging the Rewired Brain, the answer is no… with a big […]
By Kara Bentley Teachers, when your students walk into your classroom… Do they know what they’re going to be learning? Do they know what they NEED to know to demonstrate understanding of content? Are they prepared to autonomously apply their knowledge to successfully complete a task? Do they have exemplars or other evidences that guide […]
By Kristin DeJong Last time around, we introduced you to the idea of implementing a few new strategies to lighten your teaching load and promote more student-centered learning in the process. Today, we round out that list with a few more ideas you’ll be doing in no time. Establish Team Roles Help the class determine who […]
By Kristin DeJong The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” As a new school year begins, I’m reminded of this quotation from the famed physician and educator, Maria Montessori, and I often point to this goal of […]
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