Leading in the VUCA World: Not Much Has Changed

  By Dr. Jeff Dillon Leading in a VUCA World initially seems unattainable when education is so firmly built upon traditional pedagogical instructional models. As educational leaders, we take comfort in this model because it is predictable and safe. Why would a leader leave this place of self-comfort to embrace the VUCA World? The COVID-19 […]

When Teachers Become Solutions to The Problems Schools Face

  By Thomas R. Feller, Jr., Ashley Smith and Lauren Bowers John Hattie wrote “the greatest effects on student learning occur when teachers become learners of their own teaching, and when students become their own teachers” (emphasis ours) (Hattie, 2012). Based on our combined 50+ years experience in multiple districts and states, as well as […]

Taking Responsible Risks

  by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick “There is a time for daring and a time for caution, and a wise man knows which is called for.” John Keating, Teacher in Dead Poet’s Society So, the challenge, as John Keating puts it, is how do we become wiser? When we consider how to know […]

Adding Personalized Learning to Our Annual Writing Project

  By George Yeager and Sarah Evans At a recent Personalized Learning presentation, we participated in a coaching session with Bena Kallick on a writing project we were currently working on with our third-grade students. We were hoping to learn how we could increase personalization within the project. We had initially believed that this series […]