Upon reading a recent article on the cons to having students reflect on their behavior, I had to dig deeper into my own philosophy of CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. I believe my classroom culture to be positive and I use positive charts to help guide me in ensuring I take time to give positives to each student... Continue Reading →
I would like to formally welcome Cara Cosentino as a contributor on LeadfromINtheclassroom.com! Cara is a talented teacher who leads from her classroom with great passion! I look forward to her posts and comments on the site. Welcome!
If Arizona continues to support expansion of “school choice” (charters & private), what will happen to local (non-charter) public schools? Teachers, what will happen to your jobs if it becomes widely accepted to staff schools with non-certified teachers? Support public schools and certified public school teachers! I think that these are some pretty important questions,... Continue Reading →
Many apologies for the deafening silence on this blog for the last few months. Amongst the many things keeping me busy (and probably you, too!) I joined another blog team that requires scheduled postings--that are not allowed to be posted anywhere else. If it's ever quiet here, you might want to check out the cool... Continue Reading →
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." --African proverb I've been thinking a lot about this proverb the last few days and the meaning it has to me. In my opinion, "go together" is just about the best advice I've ever heard for navigating this world--especially the professional... Continue Reading →
Dear educators, this is just a quick post to ask the question, "Are you talking about this upcoming election in the community?" If you aren't, I believe that you should be. The state election of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Governor, Secretary of State, and other important offices will dramatically influence education in future years. With... Continue Reading →
Want to know what I’ve been wondering about lately? I want to know if teacher health/wellness is declining amidst the pressure of educational reform today. A few days ago, I was walking behind a colleague and noticed that this person had gained some weight. It was nothing major--just something I observed. The observation prompted personal... Continue Reading →
Last week, I had the incredible privilege of hosting Representative Jonathan Larkin (District 30) at my school for the first annual Take Your Legislator to School Day (TYLTS). TYLTS Day originated under the leadership of Bobbie O’Boyle (Arizona Education Foundation) in partnership with Arizona K12 Center, Arizona Education Association, and Rodel Foundation of Arizona. The... Continue Reading →
Chris and I would like to formally welcome Jeannie Grochocki to Lead from -IN- the Classroom! Jeannie is a talented teacher and a passionate teacher leader. I am really looking forward to her contributions as we advance the dialogue around teacher leadership together! Stay tuned...
I wanted to share a wonderful news story I heard on Fresh Air last night. This story is an absolute must-listen for any teacher and especially for teacher leaders. On the program, Dana Goldstein discusses her recent book "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession." Dana and Terry Gross talk about the history... Continue Reading →