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I recently interviewed students in the schools I serve who went from unsatisfactory on their state assessments to mastery in one year. I asked them how did they improve so much? What were some key factors to their improvement? Having... Continue Reading →

As we resume school after winter break, we are three months away before state testing, As this shift, begins, I am reminded of a common concern I heard from many of my principals during their mid-year review. That concern was... Continue Reading →

As a principal, you inherit every problem of the world every day and you’re expected to do this without any mistakes and a smile. This is an enormous challenge, however, you do it well. I just wanted to drop a... Continue Reading →

Thursday morning, one of my third-grade students raced into my office after morning announcements - "Dr. J, Dr. J, Dr. J, I had a five yesterday on my behavior report! Are you proud of me?" Sure, I replied! Keep up... Continue Reading →

by Marcus Jackson, Ed.D. Posted October 9, 2019 Over the years, I've had the opportunity to work with some phenomenal teachers. I've seen that kindergarten teacher who students entered school not knowing their name and alphabet but left knowing how... Continue Reading →

Posted on September 28, 2019, by Marcus Jackson, Ed.D. While attending a recent high school game, I witnessed something fascinating for us all. It's being asked out on a date. During halftime, one of the football players approached a cheerleader with... Continue Reading →

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Marcus Jackson, Ed.D. When I played high school and college basketball, I was the point guard. This position required me to be the leader on the team. During the game, I corrected mistakes on... Continue Reading →

Posted on Augst 1, 2019 by Marcus Jackson A mentor of mine, Dr. Chike Akua, states that rules without a relationship equals rebellion. In a day and age of accountability we've become programmed to immediately begin at the cognitive domain... Continue Reading →

Posted on July 5, 2019 by Marcus Jackson, Ed.D © 2019 It's July and that's an indicator that many districts will be receiving their results from the state assessments taken in the spring. Unfortunately, for many principals and teachers, this is... Continue Reading →

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