A Worthwhile Summer Project

How frustrating it is when things don’t work. Online shopping websites and needed databases fail to deliver on their promises. You end up screaming, “Why can’t I just do it on paper!” Now imagine parents trying to enroll their children …

Courageous Conversations

It may be hard to believe but, in some schools, the only time an administrator provides feedback is during the annual evaluation. Even harder to believe is that some employees have “perfect” evaluations every year, regardless of whether they’ve worked …

The Four C’s Of Assessment

Excerpt taken from the Master Teacher‘s Assessment Handbook. “Good,” “Excellent,” and “Great” are useful words in a teacher’s daily vocabulary. But if you return an essay question with such a comment and no further details about what’s good or what …

The Grading Gulch

Think how you might respond to this situation. Discuss the questions with your staff or other administrators to help increase your objectivity, decisiveness, and effectiveness. Consider the following scenario: Hill Middle School opened in 2003. Diane Davis was hired as …