If you want to engage with other educators, and debating is not your thing, try these suggestions from guest blogger Jennifer Borgioli Binis, an online debater.
My girlfriend and I saved for years and then went on a nine-month adventure visiting countries we always dreamed about seeing, says guest blogger Charly Boerboom. However, one unexpected stop on our trip turned into a lifelong passion.
In articles and presentations on student feedback, educators are admonished today to use "No grades, comments only!" Unfortunately, they do not seem to know the whole story, nor do they seem to know what the research really says, guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey, a senior research scholar at the University of Louisville.
Research shows that "The average number of times per day people check their phones is 47." Some of you may be thinking, "Really? I check my phone much more than that." Personally, I feel like I could double that number. It's time for a digital detox.
Feel free to use social media in the way that you would like, but when people try to engage you in a debate on Twitter, take a step back, breath, and decide whether it's worth your time and energy. I rarely find that it's worth mine these days.
Despite all this progress to chart education's future as a launch pad for an equitable and innovative society, we still see remnants of 19th-century practices in our day-to-day work in secondary settings, says guest blogger and public educator Eric Saibel.
The reality is that gay kids play sports, too. The world of sports at all levels needs to be a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, says guest blogger Phil Bildner.
Our students are constantly told to toughen up, but too often students turn to negative behaviors like binge drinking or drugs because of their inability to handle stress and anxiety. Perhaps mindfulness can help?
Instructional leadership is something district and building leaders, as well as instructional coaches and teacher leaders, have to learn about because they need to build credibility in the role in order to have a real impact with teachers and students.
"Engage the world as a learner, and you will inevitably find yourself in a change situation." Will your school be prepared?