Instead of focusing on politics and negativity, State Education Departments could be a model for educators by providing effective professional development, resources, and professional publications that help unite instead of divide.
In today's guest blog by Kelley King and Ralph Fletcher, they ask what the Common Core means for boys, and they offer some positive answers.
When we use the word accountability, we do not mean it in a positive sense. Accountability is used to describe how we, as educators, are not doing our jobs. There is a better way to move forward.
The state of Washington recently lost their NCLB waiver from the federal education department. Jo Moccia, a school superintendent writes why the state should be celebrated and not punished for their teacher evaluation system.
How much time are you willing to spend to foster relationships with your students?
For many years educators were under the false notion that there were learning styles, and recent research from Howard Gardner, John Hattie and Gregory Yates shows there isn't such thing as a learning style.
In today's guest blog written by OECD's (PISA) Andreas Schleicher, he says, "It's time for all of us to take the lessons we learned through the crisis and turn them into a sustainable plan to get our young people back on the path to prosperity."
We have been involved in debate after debate about what works best in education. Will we ever find common ground?
To truly prepare students to be college and career ready we need to continue to teach them the social-emotional skills they will need for college, career, and their personal lives.
No matter how many academics give inspirational TED talks or publish papers on innovative pedagogy, no matter how much blood, sweat and tears teachers donate to the cause, there is a hidden barrier to meaningful, large-scale improvement in education: zero-sum thinking.