In order to gather more audit samples from a large variety of age groups and authors, I challenge you to publish a blog post with a post or comment audit.
1. Select a blog post or blog comment to audit (Professional or Student)
2. Take a screenshot or copy and past the post or comment into your blog post (be sensitive whether you want to reveal any names or references)
3. Include or link to the rubric you use to assess the quality of post or comment
4. Audit the post or comment by describing your train of thought regarding the level of quality you would assess your chosen post or comment
5. Suggest how you would coach the author of audited post or comment to improve
6. Tag (at least) three educators and challenge them to audit a post or comment
7. Leave a comment with the link to your audit post on Langwitches
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
"Probably the most important--and most difficult--job of an instructional leader is to change the prevailing culture of a school...A school's culture is a complex pattern of norms, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, values, ceremonies, traditions and myths that are deeply ingrained in the very core of the organization." - from "The Culture Builder" by Roland S. Barth
From that same article was this E.B. White quote:
"A person must have something to cling to. Without that we are as a pea vine sprawling of a trellis."
What I have been seeking-- something external to support the growth of our school and to use as a roadmap formyself--is a structure to cling to.