Entries by Joe Ianora

Curriculum Pacing – are we focused on coverage or learning?


My job as a Support Counselor is to help students be able to manage their stress in healthy and productive ways; and as a PLC Associate, I can’t help but think about how different our school will be once we master a shift of practice from teaching to one of learning. Read more

Educational System Versus Boys: Are We Really Helping All Students Learn?


Around the nation for the past 10-plus years, the educational battle cry has been No Child Left Behind. While there are many programs, federal and state dollars are being spent to focus energy on . . . Read more

The Forest or the Trees: Navigating Substantial Cultural Change at the School Site


In my career, I have found that some people are “big picture” people and others are not. Helping a large staff navigate the big picture of a PLC can be a daunting task, but . . . Read more