Considering all of the negative rhetoric this political season we need to explore ways to find civility again, and these are five actions we can take to find it.
March 2016 Archives
Instructional coaches help teachers understand the impact they, as teachers, are having on their students. This tool may help instructional coaches understand the impact they are having, as coaches, on the teachers they work with.
The NY Times recently ran a story about testing for joy and grit. Seriously? It seems as though joy and grit are really just used for compliance.
The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.
Words in education can bring on a visceral reaction by educators. Here are 10 words that should no longer be in fashion in 2016.
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been proven to work with students. Why don't we use it with teachers?
Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.
We often approach interviews as a "desexualized version of a date" and hire from the gut. There are many reasons why that's the wrong way to go.
Too many times students are forced to do an activity that surrounds a concept they already know. The activities focus on doing something, rather than learning something. We need to stop doing that.
Feedback is easier to give than to get. Here are a few ways to take it all in without letting it ruin your day.
In a recent blog post, Shirley Clarke wrote about how ability grouping doesn't work, and it raised quite a stir. I would suggest that mixed-ability grouping doesn't either, because many people use it by name alone.
Editor's note (6/20/2019): Dear reader, The blog post published at this link has been removed. The post was written by a guest blogger in 2016, who was filling in for Peter DeWitt. The piece was removed in 2019 when editors learned that it failed to meet Education Week's standards for originality and accuracy of citations. We apologize for any inconvenience....
Why is it that straight teachers can talk about their lives, but as soon as a gay teacher talks about hers it has to be about pushing an agenda?