Month: February 2015

A Lesson From Behavior Management

Note: This commentary is cross-published at One of the first lessons most educators learn about behavior management is to promote replacement behaviors. Don’t just tell kids what you don’t want them to do, but what you want them TO do. It seems that some folks positioning themselves as leaders in education (anti) reform have yet to learn this lesson. Highlighting… Read more →

Fixing Indicators

I’m a huge fan of data. I think anyone who argues against it doesn’t understand. No, data should not trump our decision-making and professional decision-making. Yes, qualitative data are valid. Yes, intuition is still helpful. That being said, I think there are certain pitfalls that come with using data in education. One lies in the domain of “indicators,” or general… Read more →