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December 17, 2019

I observed a bilingual classroom yesterday. The teacher was in Spanish-only mode as indicated by the green scarf she was wearing at the time . I could only understand maybe one out of every five words that she said. 

Despite the language barrier though, I understood exa...

May 28, 2019

As we prepare for the 2019-2020 school year, Fulcrum Education Solutions is proud to announce a partnership with Whetstone Education!

Created by school principals, the mission at Whetstone is to accelerate teacher growth to improve classroom outcomes. Whetstone provides...

May 17, 2019

We’ve heard all of the sayings. We’ve felt the sting of their actual meaning play out in our daily work. We accept it as part and parcel of the job. Being a school leader is lonely.

In many ways, it is an inevitability. (There’s a reason why adages and quotes about the...

May 6, 2019

There are few things more helpful to a school leader than observing every single classroom (or at least many of them) in their school building in one contained period of time. Plenty of our school leaders do instructional walkthroughs like this and we often go with the...

April 12, 2019

We like to accumulate wins. We need to accumulate wins. The satisfaction of crossing something off of a list, marking it complete, adding it to our professional tool belt is thrilling. And volume seems to be the name of the game in education these days. The more priori...

March 25, 2019

Teachers leave. Good ones. Bad ones. Great ones. They leave. And when they leave, it forces us to reckon with the conditions that led them to their decision and what we can do about it.

As the surge of teacher activism around the country over the past couple of years ha...

March 15, 2019

There are a million ways to be an excellent teacher. And a million practices and moves that a teacher does to create that excellent instruction. 

Instinctively, we know this. We can probably recall at least a handful of teachers from our own educational experiences that...