SMART vs. HARD Goals

In my last post, School Goals: Impediments or Enablers? I references an article from Leader IQ titled Are Smart Goals Dumb? The article’s author argues that traditional goals built around elements that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and...

The Textbook: Your New Best Friend (Part IV)

In my last post, I talked about the ways in which teachers can better engage students in active reading of the textbook in their classrom – those during reading strategies that promote interaction between student and text, and help to build habits of thinking...

Connecting With Parents

Last week, I had the pleasure of the company of some 160 parents of high school students from all over Kentucky. They had gathered at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Louisville for the fourth annual GEAR UP Institute for a College-Going Culture: Drive the Dream. They...

Y3W (Your Three Words)

I’m not a morning person but once in a blue moon I find inspiration in the early hours of my day. Several months ago, I caught a clip on the weekend morning news called Y3W which stands for Your Three Words. All week people send in photos and videos with signs...