ECET2 · Education - general · Workshops

ECET2 is Still Amazing

This year was my 3rd straight year attending the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative regional convening of Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2).  I have been honored to be invited to present breakout sessions at each of the events. This year’s convening was once again held at the beautiful Salt Fork State Park Lodge, near… Continue reading ECET2 is Still Amazing

Education - general · Presuming Competence

The Power of Positive Feedback

Musician Marty Stuart tells this story about a famous fellow Mississippian: “Now there was a young man from DeSoto County, Mississippi, who found himself a mentor in one Dr. Robert Khayat, who at the time was a professor of law at the University of Mississippi.  One of Dr. Khayat’s greatest gifts is recognizing and unlocking the greatness in people.… Continue reading The Power of Positive Feedback

Education - general · Uncategorized

“No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has just published a report of its findings from an 18-month study of education systems known for high PISA performance.  The focus of the study was to identify areas of commonality in those programs, compare them to current practice in the United States, and make recommendations for how real… Continue reading “No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”

inclusion · Presuming Competence

“When Adaptive Technology and Powerful Messages Collide”

“I attended my first IEP meeting when I was nineteen,” begins Jordyn Zimmerman’s keynote address at the 2016 Building Learning Communities conference in Boston, MA.  It was a pivotal moment in her education, and her life. Jordyn is an amazing young woman.  She has plans to become a teacher, and I can safely say I… Continue reading “When Adaptive Technology and Powerful Messages Collide”