1. Susanne

    My district is incredibly open to the idea of innovation and allowing students voice and choice. It is a safe environment to brainstorm, explore, and try new things. In that respect, it’s a great place to grow.

    Recently, the “Less is More” idea was attempted for a couple of years within my district. The focus was on formative assessment. The problem was that it felt like they were beating a dead horse. As with our students, our faculty members are at quite different levels when it comes to our strengths, weaknesses, and motivation. When the district began the formative assessment push, there were teachers who didn’t know what formative assessment meant, and there were teachers who already used it daily and purposefully. Too often PD is designed as a one-size-fits-all program.

  2. Hi George,

    What a powerful post. I think it is so important that we as educators continue to question the ways we approach developing school culture. School culture needs to be molded, flipped, massaged–and your questions all offer us the means to do just that. I recently watched a fantastic TED which resonates with much of what you have to day here. I’ll offer you a link to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImmtTHYU5GQ&app=desktop
    Thank you for inspiring me (yet again!).
    Kind Regards,

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