As a former administrator, I know being a principal or a superintendent is one of the loneliest jobs in your community. Those are 24/7 jobs where gratitude can be minimal, and the headaches continue on Saturdays and Sundays. Many think the fall is the busiest time for Oklahoma administrators, but to me, it’s the spring: enrollments, interventions, state mandated testing and the personnel issues of putting together a staff for next year with major budget deficits. But I also never take it for granted that both our administrators AND educators are on the job every day, doing what they can to ensure Oklahoma students have the best education. Your efforts as both leaders and educators do not go unnoticed.
Thank you: to those administrators & educators who may have just had their first ELL family move to their community, but still wanting the very best for these students, they drive sometimes hours round trip for a training to learn language strategies that will help their students.
Thank you: to all who are facing massive funding cuts but continue to find creative ways of saving money without hindering their students’ education.
Thank you: to all educators & administrators for helping to elevate the profession by encouraging your colleagues and staff to stay informed of current legislation, which could affect their classrooms.
You ARE ALL appreciated!
The U.S. has already seen multiple school shootings this year. We're not talking over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. We're talking 2018. And it's only mid-February. The fact that as the year continues, this number will likely grow should concern every one of us.
Given the expected budget shortfall during the 2016 legislative session and the fact that Oklahoma schools are likely to face a budget decrease,
How to use intelligent home assistants in the classroom. I don't know if you're as obsessed with gadgets and technology as I am, but sometimes I stop and think I'm living in the future. Give me a flying car, and I could be George Jetson himself!