We live in a world of gimmicks, shiny new toys, and silver bullets. Too often we find ourselves chasing all of them and it prevents us from doing the work that matters.
Saying "data" in conjunction with student learning often feels sterile and uncaring. However, data is much more than just numbers, and you can learn more about it in this blog.
Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.
Deciding someone is uncoachable is very complicated. That decision involves thinking about how the coach approaches the teacher and how the teacher became involved with the coaching program.
The movie Hidden Figures exposed us all to a piece of our own history where women played an integral part. A new book reminds us of an important moment in sports where women were center stage, and more students need to know about it.
We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they really know the question to answer.
Makerspaces bring students into a world where they can curate their own learning and yet many schools aren't on board with having them. Here are some reasons why schools should change that mindset.
We all have them in our lives. They have spent years perfecting their craft on correcting the way they...and everyone else around them...talk. And they want to be able to use their grammar intelligence on anyone they can. We have bigger fish to fry.
District leaders have long had the reputation for sitting in their ivory towers and making all the rules. Here are a few ways one district leader is shattering that myth.
Standards-based grading is sending a message to some parents that their children are average. This comes as a shock to those parents who have always heard their children exceeded expectations with traditional grading. We are at a crossroads with grading, and we should be clear on what standards-based grading really means.