When Cathy Gassenheimer heard her Nashville family members were engaged in a fun learning activity during their social isolation, you can guess what happened next, right? She asked her 15-year old grandson Ren Peters to write a blog – and, of course, she provided guiding questions. Cathy encourages you to adapt, expand, and celebrate this learning pastime, around your dinner table or in your remote teaching with students.
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This week ABPC’s Cathy Gassenheimer (@cathygassenheim) tweeted live from the Learning Forward Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. We’ve been curating some of Cathy’s tweets along with other tweets from Alabama educators who attended the premiere professional learning annual event. In this post, we share some final highlights.
Do you want to become a more confident and prolific writer? Maybe you’d like to really commit to a professional blog, or publish an article about a successful practice, or even write a book for educators – or a novel! Whatever your reasons for polishing your writing skills, John Norton shares some resources that can help.
ABPC blog editor John Norton points readers to an EdWeek column on the contrasting stories Americans tell about public education – and their consequences. Long-time reform leader Marc Tucker shares his belief that “The two major narratives around schools divide us from seeing the truth and making the change that is really needed.”
The rise of artificial intelligence may not be on your radar yet, but it’s hard to imagine a more pressing community-wide education discussion, writes ABPC consultant John Norton. “Alabama, with its significant presence of high-tech businesses and industries, has a deep well of knowledgeable professionals who are already seeing AI spread and can enrich those discussions.”
Guiding students to write every day not only improves their writing skills, it can deepen their thinking and ultimately their understanding of content in ALL subject areas, including ELA, history, math, and science. These teaching resources can help make that happen.
Sharing unpleasant news, or speaking frankly and honestly about a need for personal or professional improvement, is sensitive work. How do we move past the discomfort and do what needs to be done for the greater good? These seven leadership articles offer good advice.
In their never-ending search for helpful ideas and articles, Cathy Gassenheimer and John Norton have come across a recent flurry of resources on the topic of self-reflection for individual and group improvement. Here are some of their favorites, with brief summaries.
How does the principal of a large PK-6 elementary school – a former reading coach well-versed in ARI fidelity – learn to lead a school-wide transformation to project-based learning?