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July 24, 2014

School Climate: The Issue May Be You

Have a problem with your school climate? Maybe the issue is you.

July 14, 2014

Have You Checked Your Shadow Recently?

Today's guest post has a unique way of getting educators and leaders to look at how big of a shadow they can cast over students...and that can be good or bad...you have the power to choose.

June 26, 2014

Got Coffee? Getting Testing Off Caffeine

High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.

June 17, 2014

Siena Poll: Slow Down the Common Core

For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?

June 10, 2014

Body Language: What Are We Telling Our Students?

Students can tell whether they like a teacher or not in 10 seconds. What impression do you give in that amount of time?

May 09, 2014

Common Core: What Does It Mean for Boys?

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.

April 27, 2014

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives

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."

April 23, 2014

Social-Emotional Learning Is More Than a 21st-Century Skill

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.

April 15, 2014

Modeling Mistakes to Develop Mastery

All students worry about being wrong, and as teachers, we need to recognize the self-censorship that occurs and develop an atmosphere that promotes risk taking and a positive spin on missing the mark.

April 10, 2014

Silence Is a Good Start...

The Day of Silence is much more than supporting students who feel they don't have a voice. The Day of Silence is for supporting those students who get picked on for using their voice every day.

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