Filed Under: Formative Assessment Strategies, Lawrence Kohn
Posted by: Lawrence Kohn
I have been an educator for thirty years. I began as an English teacher, was a principal twice, and now find myself teaching secondary education methods courses at Sam Houston State University. Despite the age or the subject area taught, I always dealt with reluctant learners.
I learned that reluctance is often not a form of stubbornness or laziness. In fact, most often it deals with the self-efficacy of students who simply lose faith in their abilities along their educational journeys. This is because assessment is deeply personal. We all have memories of getting back assignments covered in red or with an â€śF,â€ť along with the associated sense of shame. When this happens consistently, self-doubt sets in. Repeated self-doubt, in particular in mastery situations, usually leads to low self-esteem and apathy, all hallmarks of students at risk.
Filed Under: Micaela Canales, Quest Early College High School, Senior Exhibition Project
Posted by: Micaela Canales
Quest Early College High School. Senior Exhibition Project.
Journal Entry #6. Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I am inclined to feel as through my group has had its first rainstorm in what began as a sunny group-dynamic filled with rainbows. We opened with a discussion, and addressed our groupâ€™s current dilemma. So far, though we all have selected umbrella topics, ferretting out our specific areas of concentration has been tricky. Even after two weeks of research, we were still feeling slightly adrift and without purpose.
Filed Under: and Your Community, Ken Jennings, Servant Leadership., The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions that Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, Zach Verriden
Posted by: Zach Verriden
I tried to spend some time thinking about who I wanted to â€śbeâ€ť as a blogger since my first post. Â You know the kinda stuff, â€śwhat story do I want to tell?â€ť or â€śwhat kind of advice should I try to provide?â€ť
I couldnâ€™t really come up with a theme that seemed compelling and so I tried to think about the â€śthemeâ€ť of my own leadership instead.Â What is it that I think I am supposed to do as a leader?Â What is my purpose?Â My mission?Â My vision for my own leadership?
As I am sure you can imagine, this is no small question to ponder.Â And I didnâ€™t find any easy answers.
What I did find, I hope, was the â€śthemeâ€ť of my leadership:
I lead to serve others.
Filed Under: KIPP Believe, KIPP Fish Fellowship, Landrum Middle School, Northbrook Middle School, REEP Alum, SKY Partnership, Student Life â€“ Tags: Eric Schmidt
Posted by: Eric Schmidt
In December, Spring Branch ISD, KIPP Houston, and YES Prep made the official announcement of the SKY Partnership between our three organizations.
On the same day as the announcement, I was lucky to be joined by Landrum Middle School Principal, Luis Pratts and Northbrook Middle School Principal, Valerie Johnson in New Orleans while on my residency at KIPP Believe.Â We spent the day shadowing my friend and School Leader, Adam Meinig; observing teachers in academics and fine arts; and chatting with students.
Filed Under: Baby Boomer, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Flickr, innovation, Kinect, Millennial Generation, Millennials, Sir Ken Robinson, X Box, YouTube
Posted by: Carmen Jacobsen
As a teacher I had never seen myself as one who teaches according to its cultural generation. I was intrigued to learn at a school workshop given by Michelle Maxson that one could have cultural and social attitudes as that of our peers because of the year we were born in.
I belong to a group of people that were born between 1946 and 1964. It was a time of American prosperity and the Vietnam War. I was born in Kansas City, Mo. and my family moved to Mexico City in 1964. At the conference my generation was described as an optimistic group surrounded by the walk on the moon, the womenâ€™s liberation and civil rights movements. I remember being raised in Mexico City surrounded by important events such as the 1968 Summer Olympics and the Mexican Student Movement in Tlatelolco, who shouted â€śWe do not want Olympics, we want a revolution.â€ť So by now, you know, I am from the Baby Boomer generation and my work consists of educating what they call now the Millennial generation.