We have so many things flying at us in school, wouldn't it be nice to work on one we believe in? Here are 8 ideas that are based on research that may provide a good starting point.
Our lives are always followed with a question mark, which scares many of us. However, question marks shouldn't scare us because they are a part of life, and we have to make sure our students are prepared for them as well.
Twitter has been used by hundreds of thousands of educators, but recent news should make us wonder whether the social media platform is seeing its demise. What will educators do?
As teachers, we are only one step away from a bad lesson, which is why instructional coaching is so important. However, a recent bad performance made me realize that coaches need some coaching too.
Principal churn is an issue leaders and schools have to face, but some leaders are doing better than others. There are six stories that will help leaders want to stay in their school, get out of their office and really connect with students.
Over the years the NY State Education Department has forced accountability and compliance through mandates, but a recent story by WNYT (Albany, NY, NBC affiliate) should force us to ask why the State Education Department doesn't play by their own rules.
When done correctly, instructional coaching offers enormous benefits to teachers and students. Unfortunately, during these days of accountability there are at least three ways that coaches are used as less of a resource and more as compliance officers.
The words "Teacher Voice" are met with some interesting reactions because of confusion over what it is, and what it's not. Teacher voice is about a shared responsibility among staff, but administrators have to give them a place at the table first.
The technology industry hasn't just fostered a culture of change, it has gotten consumers to expect and embrace it. What can the education profession learn from that?
On any given day we contribute to the stories of our students. Some of us continue the tragedy while others help inspire a new ending. How do you contribute to the story of your students?