In this Ed Week commentary, David Gamberg, a school superintendent from Long Island, talks about the importance of the words we use when we define a good school. Attending to school culture and climate, core values, and childhood play and creativity go farther in defining the educational experiences gained from a good school rather than just being “college and career ready.”Source:
David Gamberg, Education Week Commentary, March 30, 2016Description:
“Words matter. They matter in all aspects of life, especially when we are talking about how to define a school. Of course, brick and mortar are only a small part of the story. The academic and emotional climate, both inside and outside the physical space, gets us closer to an understanding of what forms the basis of any school. Throughout our country, we have many opinions, positions, and reform efforts competing to control the narrative not only of what defines a school, but also, more significantly, of what it means to be educated in 2016 and beyond….”Read the full article here!