Sunday, February 9, 2014

Marshall Memo Matter

TKS have signed up to Marshall Memo "A weekly round up of important ideas and research in K-12 Education. Here is an excerpt from the website:
The Marshall Memo, published since 2003, is designed to keep principals, teachers, superintendents, and others very well-informed on current research and best practices in the field. Kim Marshall, drawing on his experience as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, consultant, and writer, lightens the load of busy educators by serving as their "designated reader." 
To produce the Marshall Memo, Kim subscribes to 64 carefully-chosen publications and looks through scores of articles each week to select 5-10 that have the greatest potential to improve teaching, leadership, and learning. He then writes a brief summary of each article, provides e-links to full articles when available, highlights a few striking quotes, and e-mails the Memo to subscribers every Monday (with the exception of a one-week break at Christmas and a two-week mid-summer vacation).
In my bid to stay current I will be reading these each week and picking my Top 5 points from the text that are relevant and interesting to me as a mother and educator.