April Chat Topic: Monitoring Student Progress

At #822Chat, we provide a different focus each month. This month, the topic is monitoring student progress. We know from the “effective schools research” that frequent monitoring of student progress is an essential key to effective schools. “Effective monitoring – that is, monitoring that actually leads to improved student achievement – must be defined as… Continue reading April Chat Topic: Monitoring Student Progress

Addressing SEL and Trauma, Social Work Interns

In the hallway of The FAIR School in downtown Minneapolis, a student and a graduate-level social work intern (SWI) are sitting at a high-top table, deep in conversation. They are discussing the loss of the student’s close family member and how she is managing the tough balance of keeping up with schoolwork, the raw emotions… Continue reading Addressing SEL and Trauma, Social Work Interns

Denver Teachers Strike Comes to an End

Denver’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a record-setting, all-night bargaining session produced a new compensation. Denver educators described empowerment, fatigue, relief, and in some cases residual frustration.

Keeping the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum and Urgency in a PLC

The generation of innovative ideas and practices are often propelled through attendance at professional learning sessions where engaging practitioners and experts share their knowledge. Participants leave energized and excited; ready to get back to their schools to implement the new learning. All too often, without a systematic and consistent approach present within the culture of… Continue reading Keeping the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum and Urgency in a PLC

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Is Kindness Just a Trend?

PRINCIPAL PERSPECTIVES  –  Allyson Apsey  –  Principal of Quincy Elementary, Michigan. Author. National Speaker. Loving, Learning, and Laughing. Is Kindness Just a Trend? Principal Perspectives #7, February 18, 2019 How does kindness create the schools we need? Is kindness even a concept for leadership? In this Principal Persepctives, we’ll highlight the work of Allyson Apsey and show… Continue reading Is Kindness Just a Trend?

Professional Learning in 8 Minutes

“I am still amazed at how much I learn in 8 minutes and how refreshed and recharged I am as well as pumped for the next 822Chat.” – Cristobal T. Saldana The 822Chat is on Twitter and at http://822tribe.com/. Join in. Saturdays at 8:22am CST. Tuesdays at 8:22pm CST.

Mid-Year Energy for Learning

PRINCIPAL PERSPECTIVES – Susan Melbye –  In this Principal Perspectives we highlight the energy and work of Susan Melbye, who currently serves as principal of Nottoway Elementary School. She is mom of 3 beautiful girls and frequently found at #momsasprincipals or #principalsinaction. Mid-Year Energy for Learning Principal Perspectives #6, February 11, 2019 As anyone in the field… Continue reading Mid-Year Energy for Learning

Positivity in Principals is More Than Good Feelings

PRINCIPAL PERSPECTIVES Robert Abney  Proud principal at Los Lunas High School. Positivity in Principals is More Than a Good Feeling Principal Perspectives #5, February 4, 2019 Great leaders aren’t made by the “right” degrees or skills. A person can have the best qualifications and education but care nothing about a cause. People rally around leaders who… Continue reading Positivity in Principals is More Than Good Feelings