If we can't get students to differentiate between what bullying is and what it's not, how can we get students to differentiate between what is fake news and what is not when some adults don't even know?


Trying to get students to ask questions instead of always looking for the answers is hard. Too often they're just doing it for the grade, which is a culture we created. It's time to turn that game around.


Education wasn't always the hottest topic of the presidential campaign. It took a backseat to Tweets, fake news and name calling. However, there will surely be changes in education because so much is bubbling to the top. Here are 17 critical issues facing education.


There is no doubt that the 4 C's are still very important even after they first came out so long ago. However, part of the problem is that we throw students into the deep end of the 4 C's and have never, or may have never, established a school climate that will help deeply support the students before they dive in. We can't do the 4 C's without fostering the important 5th C.


After posting Teachers, 'What Feedback Would You Give Your Principals?' many teachers filled out a survey explaining that what their principal believes they are good at as a leader, is not necessarily true. Read the responses and think to yourself, "What can I learn from this?"


A recent survey showed that teachers believe their principals went into administration for the money and financial goal accounts for their leaders' perceived lack of leadership. Unfortunately, that perspective isn't the reality for most leaders.


It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in this blog are sure to help deepen the relationships we have with others.


It's not Administrative Assistant's Day. You didn't forget the flowers. Even though it's not a national day to say thanks to the secretary, there are at least 8 reasons why you should do it today anyway.


Instructional coaches should be able to explain their job in 20 seconds or less, but many are left wondering what their jobs actually entail.


There are 7 keys to building a positive learning environment in your classroom. Three of them as Classroom Expectations, Targeted Instruction and Positive Reinforcement. Click on this blog for the other four.


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