In the wake of yet another horrific school shooting, the public debate re-opens about what we might do to prevent such tragedies in the future. Some responses are predictable. From one side, we get calls for greater gun regulation – limiting who has access to what kinds of firearms and placing limitations on the second […]Read More A Solution for America’s School Shooting Crisis
On February 2nd, I had the chance to talk with about 350 educators from our alternative education campuses in Jeffco. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to visit an alternative education classroom and see these professionals at work, alternative educators are veritable edu-ninjas when it comes to making learning engaging and meaningful […]Read More 5 (Plus 7) Ways to Transform Student Task
Since its October release, our community has been engaged in a conversation about Jeffco Generations, the district vision document. The discussions happened in person and electronically over social media. They happened inside and outside of our schools, and they happened in both one-on-one and in large group conversations. Overall, my professional assessment is that the Generations […]Read More Finding Our Balance
Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jeffco Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of seismic changes in Jeffco. This past spring, the Board of Education decided to make a change in the leadership of the […]Read More Looking Back & Looking Forward
In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and engaging conversations across Jeffco about the ideas in that report to determine if they are the right “fit” for Jeffco going forward. Generations focuses on three main […]Read More What Makes a Great School?