Are We Focused on Looking Good or Being Great?

Our obsessive focus on testing and scores has narrowed the curriculum and, as an unintended consequence, pitted schools and educators again one another to look good instead of working together create the schools and experiences that are great at evolving to meeting the needs of the learners and communities they serve. In his book, Future Driven, David […]

Forever Beginning

Admittedly, I have never loved poetry.  I think a big part of this is that I thought that I always had to analyze it the “right way.” I was always taught to determine what the author’s message was as if there was only one answer,  which is why I felt so validated when I read […]

What Are We Really Measuring on Standardized Tests?

This post, I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems brought me back to being in school when we had to answer questions about the main idea or what the author’s purpose was- I remember being frustrated that there was just one answer and thinking how does my teacher know? Did […]