February Volume 51 Number 5 Teaching for Understanding Pages Putting Understanding Up Front David Perkins and Tina Blythe A simple four-part framework gives teachers a language and strategy for enhancing their efforts to teach for greater understanding. In Braintree, Massachusetts, a mathematics teacher asks his students to design the floor plan of a community center, including dance areas and a place for a band.
I recently made the decision to remove the Disqus comment system from my blog. I did quite a bit of research first and got a lot of feedback both solicited and unsolicited from others.
Keep an eye out for an update! From the standpoint of a blog owner, I have nothing but good to say about the back end and functionality of Disqus. I loved all the configuration options, their way of threading comments, and especially the functional and attractive emailing system.
They have various options available for managing, moderating, and changing the appearance of comments. I was a Disqus lover.
From the place where I stood, all was well. When the Feedback Started Rolling In One of the great things about my audience is they regularly communicate with me.
I hear from readers consistently through social media, email, and in my comments. From time to time, I hear complaints about certain things. And I really do consider them all. But at the same time, complaints can occasionally represent a tiny percentage of a group — and sometimes they represent a majority.
So when complaints arise, you have to take them seriously and weigh them in terms of how they affect the majority of your audience. For the most part, I had very few people complain about Disqus to me — so I assumed only a few subscribers disliked it.
But then, a comment thread in one of my posts turned to a discussion of Disqus. So I asked for feedback — and man did I get it. And yet she was frustrated enough to publicly comment on my post about how much she disliked using Disqus.
She also let me know how she felt about it in no uncertain terms in private conversations, too. The bottom line is, the only reason Mary used Disqus on my blog is because she wanted to support posts she enjoyed that were written by a friend. But she felt is was important enough to break her normal Disqus rule and weigh in on this discussion.
Gee, I wonder how Sophie really feels? A question no one has asked… ever. In addition to being a friend, Sophie is one of the brightest people I know, so when something annoys her enough to leave a comment like that, I listen.Shared leadership takes many forms, and teacher leaders can influence the direction it takes.
Teacher leaders should be ready to extend their working relationship to the principal and be part of schoolwide teams as well as smaller, more focused ones. In this exchange of letters, Hollenbeck, McCall, and Silzer exchange views on the value of leadership competency models.
Hollenbeck and McCall argue that the assumptions behind competency models are problematic and that the field's uncritical acceptance of this technique has negative consequences, including a return to the “great person” view of leadership and a disregard for “great.
The decision follows the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and comes amid the war in Yemen. Decisions are the heart of success and at times there are critical moments when they can be difficult, perplexing and nerve racking.
This side provides useful and practical guidance for making efficient and effective decisions in both public and private life. Shared leadership involves maximizing all of the human resources in an organization by empowering individuals and giving them an opportunity to take leadership positions in their areas of expertise.
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