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Am I Doing This "Right?"

Something has happened (and most likely been happening for YEARS) in our systems of education. We have perpetuated a message and belief that there is a "right way" and a "wrong way" to learn, to do school, to engage in a classroom, to sit still, to move our bodies, to collaborate with colleagues, to ask questions, to create assessments, to assess student learning, to provide feedback, to create lessons. To think.

While we absolutely celebrate the research and experiential proof we reference when strengthening school teams, we also are confronted--daily--with this question from teachers and administrators alike: Am I doing this right?

Talk about a complicated, nuanced question that deserves a simple answer of: YES!

If in our attempts to grow as educators, we prioritize teamwork, structures, collaboration, inqu