Many will wonder are schools selected for visiting? Well, first and most simply, they are coming from my own first-hand knowledge of Bay Area schools, schools where I already know administrators whom I can prevail upon to welcome me.

Second, I will be expanding my outreach to schools which I know of to have “good” qualities worthy of observing. Examples would be IB schools, schools featured in the recent Ed. Leadership issue on “reshaping high schools,” schools known for innovative programs.

Third, I welcome nominations and invitations. Like me to visit a school or your own. Recommend it to the school’s administrator to invite me, or nominate yourself.