I admit that when I was a building administrator, and I thought about the end of the school year I concentrated on planning to avoid… Read More »Closing Out The School Year- Opportunities for Academic Leaders
Frank DeSensi is the founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Educational Directions, LLC. which consults with schools and school districts in the southeastern and mid-western United States. A retired educator, Frank spent 35 years in a variety of teaching and administrative positions. He taught at the university, college, secondary, and middle-school levels; worked in the central office as a curriculum specialist; and held both principal and assistant principal positions. From 1993 to 1998, Frank served as a Kentucky Distinguished Educator, helping to turn around schools that were labeled in decline or in crisis under the provisions of the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Frank helped develop the STAR training program for new DE's and served as a trainer in the Kentucky Leadership Academy. He jointly holds patents for three data-management systems for schools.
A core component of Educational Directions is the “Rhythm of the Learner Year” – ROLY. This approach emphasizes that proficient performance by all students requires… Read More »The Calibrating Period – The January/February Conundrum
During the Opening of School and the Formative Period of the Learner Year, teachers focused on preparing students with the minimum competencies needed for success… Read More »December Imperatives for Teachers – Preparing for the Calibrating Period
From the start of school through December, the focus for academic leaders has been the development of proficient learners. Ed Directions coaches emphasize that during… Read More »December Imperatives for Academic Leaders – Preparing for the Calibrating Period
Years ago, teachers used to talk about the “big” learning months – September, October, January, February, and March – because these months offered large blocks… Read More »The October Imperative – The Academic Leader
Years ago, teachers used to talk about the “big” learning months – September, October, January, February, and March – because these months offered large blocks… Read More »The October Imperative – The Effect of Teachers