Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.


As important as being connected and learning how to use Smartphones appropriately is important, so is putting them down and finding connections in other ways. There are at least five other ways to be connected, and they're important.


We have been hoaxed by our students to think they are tech savvy, when in reality they may be more text savvy.


Too often principals ask teachers and coaches to do something that they aren't going to do themselves. Is video one of them?


It's "Teacher Appreciation Week," but do teachers really appreciate each other?


Inequity is confronting and needs to be confronted. It is injurious when you experience it and it is jarring when you witness it. But not enough educators are doing anything about it.


Some leaders only focus on what to fix outward and never spend enough time looking inward to see what needs fixing first. Coaching can help that. A coach can help that, but in order for it to happen, the coach needs credibility.


Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.


As a society we seem to be more polarized than ever, and as an institution students do not seem to trust us very much. It's time to get the trust back and it begins with our school climate.


"Differentiation might have a chance to work if we are willing, as a nation, to return to the days when students of similar abilities were placed in classes with other students whose learning needs paralleled their own." Is that really the only way differentiation will work?


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