Developing a Strong School Community

Mar 01, 2024

It does not happen accidentally. It does not happen randomly. It does not happen quickly. Developing a strong school community...

Non-Negotiable: Visual and Performing Arts in Schools

Feb 27, 2024

The core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are undeniably essential to a solid education that...

Public or Private: It Is About Best...

Feb 21, 2024

Staunch advocates for public school education will tell me, “I would never send my child to a private school. I...

Math Deficits or Opportunities for Support and...

Feb 21, 2024

In public and private PreK-8 schools, many folks are struggling to ensure that students close gaps in mathematics, that instruction...

There is No DEIJ without Intellectual Freedom

Feb 12, 2024

Take a good look at https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned and consider the role of reading in discovery-of self, of history, in inquiry, and...

Authentic Learning Matters: No High Stakes Testing...

Feb 12, 2024

Sixth graders @thewilliamsschoolnorfolk were headed to the community garden at a local church here in Norfolk yesterday. As they prepared...

School Leadership Matters

Feb 12, 2024

I had the sweetest text from a colleague @thewilliamsschoolnorfolk this morning sending me wishes for a restful weekend and hopes...

Honor Before Honors: Honor our Work

Feb 12, 2024

Yesterday at Assembly, I finished our month-long honor principles focus with a message about academic integrity describing it in student-friendly...

Small vs. Large School: Support Response Time...

Feb 12, 2024

What is the difference between a child’s problem (academic, social, emotional, or behavioral) in a small school (<200) vs a...

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