Join Dr. Ross and Dr. Indeglio as they return to the airwaves every Tuesday morning at 8am Eastern time. Episode 126 features an important discussion about the country’s response to COVID-19 in regards to reopening schools and what our legacy will be when it’s all said and done.
https://blog.nassp.org/2019/02/06/do-you-see-me-the-power-of-student-connections/ Positive connections between students, teachers, administrators, and school community lead to academic success and a balanced education. To reach their potential, it is integral that children connect to at least one person in their school community. This connection needs to exist within a safe and stable environment, providing opportunities for these relationships to strengthen … Continue reading “Do You See Me?” The Power of Student Connections
It was the spring of 1992 and there was no doubt about it; I was going to change the world. I had just walked out the door of Millersville University with my bachelor’s degree in one hand and my special education certificate, hot off the presses from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in the other. Kris … Continue reading Pushing the Pendulum
https://blog.nassp.org/2019/02/20/share-your-passion-with-students-school-wide-clubs/ A maximal learning environment cannot exist without students feeling safe and connected with their teacher in the classroom. But teachers quickly get caught up with the demands of covering curriculum and meeting mandates. Most times, it is easier to conform to the system instead of infusing our individual personalities into our school lives. When … Continue reading Share Your Passion with Students: School-Wide Clubs
https://blog.nassp.org/2019/04/17/building-positive-school-culture-through-service-activities/ Middle level students are at a crucial age, consciously developing their identities while trying to understand how they fit in with their peers. Teachers, administrators, and staff have the opportunity to provide a compass for students navigating these difficult times. As middle level students develop their sense of self, they often begin looking for … Continue reading Building Positive School Culture Through Service Activities
https://blog.nassp.org/2019/05/29/most-improved-our-journey-with-student-awards-and-recognition/ When I became principal at Downingtown Middle School, it surprised me to find a heavy emphasis on end-of-year academic awards. At the end of the year, a student could win eight different awards simply for making honor roll. Over 80 percent of the student body qualified for honor roll. Each of those awards were … Continue reading Most Improved: Our Journey With Student Awards and Recognition
https://blog.nassp.org/2020/03/18/passion-and-the-principalship/ Leadership in the K–12 educational setting is challenging. Everyone looks for the one magic formula to address various grade levels, communities in a district with different needs, best instructional practices, behavior, supervision, managerial duties, governmental statutes, central office responsibilities, and myriad other challenges. And every leader in a school setting is different. Years of … Continue reading Passion and the Principalship
The Data-Driven RaceAs school administrators continue to find ways to balance attempts to educate the whole child with demonstrating progress on high-stakes assessments, many have begun to re-examine their practices in order to determine if they are an effective means to accomplish that goal. At Lionville Middle School in Chester County, Pennsylvania, we have spent … Continue reading The Capstone Project: How One Middle School Replaced Final Exams with Authentic Learning