Middle School Schedule [6]: Book Review ‘Making Teamwork Meaningful’

‘If teams of teachers are going to accomplish anything of substance, they need regularly scheduled opportunities during the school day to collaborate. In addition, if a school truly want to … Continue reading Middle School Schedule [6]: Book Review ‘Making Teamwork Meaningful’

Middle School Schedule [2]: Block = Flexibility

Our current schedule is a 7 period schedule. We take our instructional day and divide it into 7 equal blocks of time allotting additional time during lunch as well as … Continue reading Middle School Schedule [2]: Block = Flexibility

Middle School Schedule [1]: A New Opportunity

   This is an exciting time!    When I first joined Spring Lake Middle last summer, I had a series of meeting with different groups and our School Improvement Team. … Continue reading Middle School Schedule [1]: A New Opportunity

Skyping In – #GRESA Conference

   Last week, I had the great opportunity to Skype into the conference with a good friend of mine from Georgia. Rod Smith, @IAmRodSmith, is the Director of Technology and … Continue reading Skyping In – #GRESA Conference

The Grey Area [Creating Options]

Several years ago, an assistant superintendent used this graphic in a talk with a room full of assistant principals to help explain some possible  motivations and actions in stakeholder decision … Continue reading The Grey Area [Creating Options]