Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context

Invest in the People that Invest in Students – The Principal of Change – Education Article

The article, “How Education Takes Itself Too Seriously” by Jennifer Nicole, is one that could push your thinking and starts with an interesting paragraph: Education has become a system that revolves around the needs of the adults instead of the needs of the children. We focus on curriculum, assessment, and technology. We focus on content, instruction, and differentiation. But we fail to focus on what really matters — reaching children. Education programs fail to address the primary driver of success in the classroom — relationships.…

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3 Important Questions Regarding “Success” in Schools – The Principal of Change – Education Article

This article, “9 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life in 9 Short Days,” has some excellent advice that could benefit many, educators and students alike.  The first paragraphs on “success” struck me: Successful people live by a different set of rules. Collecting accolades, reaching the top of the corporate ladder, or acquiring riches isn’t as important as having a calling, pursuing a dream, and changing lives. Successful people inspired by a mission strive to leave behind a legacy. Fair warning, though: When all is…

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