Daily Archives: March 23, 2013

Educational Leadership: Inherited or Learned?

Quote: “Leadership is not a natural trait, something inherited like the color of eyes or hair…Leadership is a skill that can be studied, learned, and perfected by practice.” – The Noncommissioned Officer’s Guide (1962) Military leadership is learned. It’s not … Continue reading

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Better Than Finland: The IB Approach to Evaluation

Trust or accountability? While the rest of the world evaluates schools, teachers and students to hold them accountable, for what they are supposed to be doing, Finland has a system that is based on trust. Schools, teachers and students are … Continue reading

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Educational Leadership & Evaluation: Trust or Accountability?

Evaluation is a sensitive topic. This is due to the fact that there is no global concensus on whether or not evaluation helps improve student learning outcomes. In the USA, high stakes testing is the norm. In Finland, on the … Continue reading

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