Activity to Get Faculty to Engage in Data

Getting people to care about data, engage in data and use data to drive instruction is difficult, but this exercise can serve the dual goal of data engagement and team building. Too many teachers are stuck on current practices.  We teach as we were taught.  We hold biases.  When data confirms what we know, it... Continue Reading →


Agency Formula: Who Should Be in a Meeting

Our middle school group were once great decision makers.  We were inclusive, thoughtful and decisive. We had meetings, but over time we stopped rotating roles, or having formal roles, or taking minutes.  Eventually, nearly all decisions were made in the hallway or through impromptu gatherings.  Meetings were where we formally approved already made decisions.  If... Continue Reading →

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