Is it possible that the creative process is rarely found in schools? Would you agree that the creation process is one of the most valuable thinking processes a student can go through? But is it really present in today's schools? Let's dig into the creative process, the role of synthesis, and the danger of replication … Continue reading Creation, Synthesis, and Replication in Schools
The back to school season is one that is filled with hope and excitement. Each new school year brings opportunities to leverage fresh commitments and new perspectives. In this post, I'll share several back-to-school resources and strategies to help you engage your teams, teachers, and the local community at the start of the year. You … Continue reading Back to School Resources for Principals
If you've sat behind the principal's desk for more than 6 hours, you know it's difficult, and in some cases impossible, to stay focused on any single task. Magnify that challenge across days, weeks, and semesters, and you have the daunting challenge of staying focused as a school principal or educational leader. Why is it … Continue reading Staying Focused – Challenges, Benefits, and How To
It was one year ago today - May 1st, when Mafost Mashup begin. If you're a listener, thank you. Today, I'd like to share a few of the most popular topics and ideas that have spread since the birth of this little podcast. Three Communication Missteps https://open.spotify.com/episode/0h0LK7unnD3dykx1fyHk0H Also on Apple. Communication has a major impact … Continue reading May 1st, Podcast Anniversary for School Leaders
Why are my test scores so low? My scores were higher last year. I don't know what I did differently last year to get the scores up? I feel like I'm doing the same if not better, but the scores aren't showing it! I'm pulling my hair out about these scores! I feel like a … Continue reading 5 Reasons Teachers Can’t Be Judged By Test Scores
They're hurting. Some have experienced trauma. Some have undiagnosed challenges. They each have a story. They each have a future. We call them struggling students. Academically fragile. Behavior problems. Disadvantaged. But they are us. They have gifts like us. They have strengths. They have unmatched potential. They are not the problem. The system isn't designed for … Continue reading Whatever It Takes (Book Review)
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Bryan Pearlman (follow him on Twitter) of the nonprofit organization Distinguished Schools of Mental Health and Wellness, and he shared his insights on: Finding a healthy balance between test scores and wellness.Effective ways to train teachers to support student mental health.How to support teachers' mental health and wellness.How … Continue reading Mental Health and Wellness in Schools
I really believe that if you put your heart into your work, it's more than work. It becomes the addition to an ongoing masterpiece. Each day is an opportunity to add another stroke onto your canvas, another chisel into the stone. Whether it's a stroke of learning or a stroke of producing, you are creating … Continue reading What Are You Creating?
Good Sense and Creativity (or lack of) - A plea for creativity as the basis of school...instead of outdated industrial age systems. #edleadership
How to effectively make skills a priority. Academic Skills, Emotional Skills, and Soft Skills.