Thursday, November 27, 2008

Net Day Speak-up

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Let your voice be heard in Washington DC click on the link about and fillout the survey. Let the political leadership of this country hear what student, Parent and Teachers think about are educational policy in this county. SPEAK-UP before Dec. 19 2008 to be counted.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rod Rock and pedagogical change in elementary classrooms

This article was written a few years back by our principal Rod Rock. Rod was a visionary leader that I enjoyed sitting down with and having conversation on pedagogical changes. We were looking at the time to pass a bound issues that would build a new elementary school. It was a chance to build the classroom of the future and bring our teachers into the 21st century. In this example it took two of the philosophy that I have described in earlier writings. The first is to stay the course and the second is a strong visionary level five leader.

Here is the link to the article

Friday, November 7, 2008

NCLB - Can all children become engaged learners

This blog is about Geffory Canada and his pasion of truly leaving no child left behind.

Here is a quote from Geffory “I don't accept excuses about kids not learning. You can't blame the kids ... If a child does not succeed, it means the adults around him or her have failed.”

I beleive this statment with all my heart. We just need to find that switch that turn the learners on to life long learning. If we find this switch and find there interest children will preform at a level that we can not imagine.

NPR Link to Geffory Canada