Making Math Accessible, Fun, and Rigorous

Jun 07, 2024

The pandemic interrupted education for about two years and then the wave of concern over children in mathematics flooded the...

Big School Systems vs. Small, Independent Communities

Jun 03, 2024

I watched a meeting of a local school division’s Board during the public comment section the other day. It saddened...

Thinking and Producing Over Testing Any Day

May 14, 2024

In September, our amazing 6th graders at The Williams School and their talented science teacher, Steve Carozza, participated in the...

No Teachers, No Schools

May 07, 2024

A recent read in our local newspaper highlights some of the issues teachers (new and veteran) are facing. Administrators need...

The Magic of Middle School

May 02, 2024

I taught the most glorious of grade levels for 11 years. I had the joy of welcoming children to the...

Partnership with Parents

Apr 10, 2024

As a principal in the public school setting there were two groups of parents that provided consistent support in myriad...

Authentic Learning: No High Stakes Testing Needed

Mar 26, 2024

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

Students at the Center of Learning

Mar 14, 2024

In my recent classroom visits, I discovered Kindergarteners working hard to create seed bombs to take home. Using natural ingredients,...

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...

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