A wide variety of people have asked me recently what needs to change in the district I used to work in. Although it is one of the most improved school districts in the state, it is notorious for being difficult to work in and having a ridiculously high turnover. Each time, I think my answer boiled down to two things:
1. Be nicer.
2. Make sense.
These may seem too simplistic, and I think people were expecting more of a sweeping pedagogical approach, but I really think these two things are key. I'm going to work on some examples for the next couple of posts.
Three years ago: Art Gallery
Five years ago: My Beast Friend
Teacher Appreciation Week