Education in the Digital Age | February 15–17, 2018 | Nashville Music City Center | Nashville, TN | www.aasa.org

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Pausing to Consider the “Big Rocks”

As I reflect on the conference experience and begin to make the transition back to home, it was pointed out in my morning session that focusing on the big rocks (Steven Covey) should always consume the majority of our time and attention. After picking up hundreds of pieces of information over the past few days, [...]

By | 2017-03-04T15:50:22+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Paul McDermott|

Sharing is Good

I distinctly remember being taught the lesson to share. I had toys that my sibling wanted. They had something I wanted and so on. My parents intervened and taught that sharing is good. Sharing is not only solution-oriented but is an example of active learning. Expanding on this topic, this conference has served as a [...]

By | 2017-03-03T19:04:18+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Paul McDermott|

Action Required

In my opening blog for this conference, I described superintendents as both the Chief Executive Officers and Chief Learning Officers. At the beginning and end of every day, we are the leaders of our districts, modeling what learning should look like in our schools. As the leaders in our field, are we ready to courageously [...]

By | 2017-03-02T19:04:14+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Paul McDermott|

Choosing to Step Forward

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow   A good teacher prepares for class and considers the initial scenario. More precisely, they think about how to pull their students into the lesson, what will engage them, what will motivate them, and [...]

By | 2017-02-22T18:43:27+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Paul McDermott|