Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cultivating Teacher Leadership Through P-12 and Higher Education Partnerships

Partnerships matter. Partnerships empower people and organizations to do good work. They build trust and camaraderie, and expand opportunities for all participants. Partnerships are critically important to the success of any institute, particularly in an era of rapid change and scarce resources. For the past two years, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury has partnered with neighboring school districts to promote teacher leadership. Over three hundred teachers, school leaders, and district administrators from Fort Ann Central School District, Cambridge Central School District, and Warrensburg Central School District have partnered with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury to the benefit of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and higher ed faculty and staff.  See the following link and feel free to contact Stephen Danna with questions or for more information about how we’re working with school districts to grow teacher leadership in our schools.




National Board Certification Process is Revised

Great news! National Board has just announced changes to the certification process that will surely entice more candidates to pursue National Board Certification. In an era of growing need for instructional leadership (teacher leaders) and master teachers, these are welcome changes to what is truly the ultimate measure of teacher competency. Perhaps we will one day have a system of accountability that doesn’t rely on student test results but rather the far more intensive and valid measure of National Board Certification.  Check out the news release from NBPTS.

A Return to Our Agrarian Roots and A Simpler Life

Hi Folks, this entry was motivated by something most of us have never seen in our lifetimes.  Check it out.