Currently Reading:
Tuesday Solutions: State of Urgency

Tuesday Solutions: State of Urgency

This is what I hope all Oklahoma educators are feeling as they move into summer breaks: A STATE OF URGENCY! I am quite confident that Oklahoma professional educators cringe every time a new statistic or decision regarding education makes headlines, such as the 5th & 8th grade spring writing tests being invalidated.

This is what I hope all Oklahoma educators are feeling as they move into summer breaks: A STATE OF URGENCY! I am quite confident that Oklahoma professional educators cringe every time a new statistic or decision regarding education makes headlines, such as the 5th & 8th grade spring writing tests being invalidated. No matter, our Oklahoma students deserve the very best education we can provide, regardless of budget cuts and political terms. Our Oklahoma students continue to be promoted and graduated, while many are still wringing their hands about how to “fix” the problem. To me, it’s simple: just let our educators teach! But is that simple?? This can only be simple if the teacher in the classroom is supported by the building administrator who is then supported by the superintendent who is then supported by the local school board and then all of the policies, enacted to support the child.

It’s important to remember that the education community doesn’t include just the schools, their students, and the parents. We must also take into consideration the future of our communities; Chambers of Commerce are concerned with an often unmet need for an educated, skilled workforce. We must all work together to provide the support our schools need and that our students deserve.

As an experienced Oklahoma educator, I am not leaving the profession as many in my peer group, but I want to work with those on the front lines everyday because I truly feel I am living in a state of urgency. Therefore, to help out as many educators as I can, I will try and provide quality professional development and support for teachers and administrators in the areas of content, classroom management and leadership development. Want to join in? Let me know how I can help.

You may also like...

Teacher Strikes & the Law

Unlike some legal matters that may have grey areas, the law is quite clear when it comes to strikes. 70 O.S. Section 509.8 reads as follows:

Read More
T&L Has All Your PD Needs Covered!

One of our goals is to make PD accessible and tailored to your needs. Creating innovative ways to support administrators, teachers and students is top of mind as we develop new offerings and possibilities. Well, you’ve spoken, and we’ve listened.

Read More
You’re Never Too Old to Learn!

I know I have done a blog on this before, but I have to share that it was so refreshing to see over 300 educators give up a Saturday to attend the OU Ipadpalooza to learn how to keep their classroom “fresh” and current using today’s technology.

Read More
Discussion on the Teacher Pay Raise and Employment Contract Issues

The Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General's recent filing gives us some insight into the thought processes moving forward into the RP 25 hearing on June 11, 2018. The AG’s Office declares that RP 25 is clear enough to move onto the November, 2018 ballot if the signatures are collected.

Read More

Join in on the conversation