Do you want deeper professional learning? Are you tired of professional development that wastes your time? Have you tried collaborative inquiry? If you don't know what collaborative inquiry is, this is the blog for you.


We have all had our fair share of difficult parents over the years, but are parents who are also teachers the most difficult?


School climate is very popular these days in educational circles. The only issue with that is school leaders often avoid talking about the topics that will make their climates better.


Social media was supposed to provide us with a venue to share our thoughts, and learn from one another. It gives us insight into atrocities happening in communities we don't live in. Unfortunately, not everyone uses social media properly, and here are 8 reasons they should probably stop.


Our students need more...not less. And when we say more...we mean mindfulness and recess.


Ashton and Webb (1986) found that, "Teachers with low teaching efficacy don't feel that teachers, in general, can make much of a difference in the lives of students, while teachers with low personal teaching efficacy don't feel that they, personally, affect the lives of the students." Yeah, I'd say self-efficacy matters.


Status can prevent us from getting to the heart of the issue with a student or another adult, and sometimes it's based in having a low level of self-efficacy. If we want to have the best conversations with others, and focus on learning, we need to lower our status and help raise theirs.


When it comes to sex education most teachers charged to teach it focus on keeping students safe. Are we doing the same thing when it comes to internet research?


If you want a hard hitting blog post about how schools need to change, this is not the one for you. However, if you want to read some ways I learned from my staff when I was a principal, give this one a click.


Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.


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