Article selection criteria
These are the criteria that Kim Marshall bears in mind as he scans more than a hundred articles that arrive each week and decides which to summarize:
- The article is potentially helpful for principals, teachers, and other school people.
- The ideas are practical, constructive, and there's evidence they will improve teaching and learning.
- There are new ideas (not necessarily ones with which Kim agrees) that school people should know about.
- There are "old" ideas and insights that bear repeating.
- There are warnings and reminders about pitfalls and ineffective practices.
- If the topic has been covered in earlier Memos, the article is particularly well-written or has a new spin.