I had the opportunity to spend the weekend with a group of RSU 1 School Leaders at a conference in Boston. As predicted, the level of engagement in sessions varied, but I knew that it only took one inspiring session to be well worth my investment. The Engagement By Design session, presented by Jeff Marshall is what I left remembering. He began with the quote, “Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design.” Throughout his presentation, he offered seven tips that educators know lead to highly effective teaching. His book provides self-assessment tools for teachers to use as a tool to determine their own strengths and weaknesses. I am excited to give his book, The Highly Effective Teacher, a thorough read and share out with my staff!