Engagement Continuum

February 25, 2017

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The Engagement Continuum

The focus this week has been on engaging parents and families.  Part of the conversation that has been sticking with me is the distinction between parent participation, parent involvement and parent engagement.  When you think about the words participation, involvement, and engagement as they relate to relationships, they have a very different connotation.  I don’t […]

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February 11, 2017

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Keeping it Local

Last week I found myself carefully exploring the details of the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) and the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan).  How’s that for a engaging hook for a blog post? The formula itself is somewhat interesting, as there are several variables in play that impact how much money is allotted to each district […]

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February 1, 2017

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What’s your passion?

We talked about the makings of a great leaders this week.  The discussion started with an examination of James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s  list of “Ten Truths About Leadership.”  The truths they list are helpful but not surprising.  They mention things like believing in yourself, building credibility, developing relationships, sticking to you values, etc.  As […]

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January 20, 2017

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Another List – Teacher Traits

I had fun writing last week’s list but I didn’t think that I’d make a habit of it.  But then someone posed this question yesterday to a group of educators I’m a part of: “What traits make up a good teacher?” If this doesn’t lend itself to another list, I don’t know what does.  The group […]

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January 16, 2017

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A FERPA List

FERPA – It’s the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act established in 1974 to protect the privacy and confidentiality of students and families.  I normally wouldn’t consider this blog material but I found myself with a group of educators this week talking FERPA.  Exciting, I know.  The conversation included a few horror stories of poor […]

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