Thanks for the comment. I'd like to hear more about what you are doing in Jamaica and what you did in Nigeria. I'm always looking for information and inspiration for our work in South Africa.
If research is so clear about the things we need to do in schools to improve teaching and learning, why is this work so difficult…
It’s a provocative question. In contrast to this question is the prevailing mantra, which is, particularly in high needs schools…
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It's hard for me to believe I have been in education for 42 years! It's been a great ride. I began as an elementary classroom teacher (the best experience in my career), and have been a reading teacher; a high school Title I teacher; Title I, Reading Recovery (best training I ever had), and elementary NCLB coordinator before retiring after 30 years. I then worked a variety of consulting jobs, including working for the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC). It was there I met Sam Redding and Maureen Mirabito and learned about Indistar. I worked with Maureen and Rachel Grunder on Indicators in Action. How lucky am I to now be one of the Shepherds helping my states implement Indistar and make a significant contribution to the education of their students.