By Shannon K. Buerk Have you ever heard educators say they have a lot on their plates? When I was a teacher, I remember trying to juggle all of the initiatives for the school district in which I taught. For... Read More
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By Shannon Buerk Anyone who knows me well understands that I feel called to be leading engage2learn. Quite frankly, I did not set out to own an organization, to be an entrepreneur, or to ever leave the classroom. When I... Read More
By Shannon Buerk One of my favorite metaphors is that which Yong Zhao often shares, comparing the mystery of Easter Island to our present-day educational initiatives and how we measure them. In case you have not read it or heard... Read More
by Shannon Buerk I still remember the first time I saw myself teaching: it was when I gave an assignment to my 11th graders to teach a math lesson to the class. As each “student teacher” proceeded with the lesson,... Read More
By Shannon Buerk At a breakfast on Saturday of TASB last weekend, I was once again inspired by a talk Dr. David Vroonland gave, declaring his support for public, community schools and referencing the original concept for these schools in... Read More
How can I be so sure of our impending success during this new school year? Because our actionable expectations are built upon our shared beliefs.
I had the honor to facilitate a panel on diversity in leadership at a retreat I attended recently. There was such a diversity of representation in these leaders and the way they think, that it provoked our thinking and proved that great minds really do think differently.