Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills

Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills September 1, 2019 Despite all the tumult at home over the eternal question “How are the schools?," I am grateful for a couple of days for rest and reflection in the cooler climes of the NC mountains just north of Athens. I was touched this morning by … Continue reading Questions lifting up my eyes to the hills

Like boats passing in the twilight

Athens education friends, CCSD friends, well it seems that sadly, the #slowmovingtrainwreckdumpsterfire has gained some momentum: here goes (with apologies and full credit to @SethAbramson^ for the inspiration) "With last night's latest in a flurry of CCSD announcements, on a Friday evening, the district’s unbearably slow-moving chaos machine has gathered steam: there have now been 15* principal … Continue reading Like boats passing in the twilight

4 Simple Things

[This might be my only post on education for a while] #LSTN2TCHRS Education friends, teacher friends, CCSD friends, PEM-GA friends: if it's "all about the kids" (as of course it is in education), I just hope the various authorities in charge heed their teachers’ advice, like this one from rural Arkansas: Good teachers seem … Continue reading 4 Simple Things

Candid Feedback

Cedar/Central friends, CCSD friends, Athens and Georgia public education friends: This sounds like a promising approach in helping diverse and effective schools thrive-- a story from, of all places, Iowa: " 'Unless we get feedback from diverse perspectives, we can only operate from what we know—and what we know is limited because it's just … Continue reading Candid Feedback