John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?
Instructional coaching is revered by some and misunderstood by others. However, just like any educator, instructional coaches have to be able to prove their impact...or they may find themselves out of a job.
Adults invest a great deal of time and energy into practices that will help them shift their Mindframes at home. John Hattie has 10 mindframes that will help teachers and students shift their thinking at school.
It's easy for us to look at a parent, student or colleague who doesn't want to engage with us, and blame them for the lack of engagement. However, before we do that we need to look at how we are approaching them and see if there is something we can change within our approach.
How do school leaders use mindfulness to help them become less distracted?
It's Connected Educator Month, and two of the best tools around can help transform the way leaders lead, teachers teach, and students learn.
Teachers are working harder than their students. Here are 3 ways to teach less and learn more.
Youngstown used to be a boomtown, and now politicians see it as broken. In a few weeks the school district may be handed over to a CEO. Here are 5 questions to ask them before handing them the keys.
Angry. Sitting in their office doing paperwork. Is that what you think of when you think of a principal? We think the principalship needs a make-over.
How do we encourage that kind of partnership in other schools, because I'm not sure more accountability is the way to do it.