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March 22, 2015

What Role Do You Play in Social Media?

Social media is supposed to create a connection between people but lately more stories show how it leads to isolation. What's the lesson for our students...and ourselves?

March 03, 2015

Maybe You Should Raise Their Grade

Recently an article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on why professors won't raise a student's grade when asked. Perhaps the issue isn't the student, but the clarity of the teacher.

February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

January 27, 2015

Achieving Excellence With Equity: A Mandate for All Schools

How do we achieve excellence with equity? How do we meet the needs of "throwaway" kids?

January 14, 2015

Not ALL School Lunches Look THAT Bad!

After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.

January 08, 2015

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Data

Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.

January 06, 2015

Our Nation May STILL Be 'At Risk'

More than 30 years later we may still be A Nation At Risk but for many different reasons.

January 01, 2015

10 Seconds: The Time It Takes a Student to Size You Up

Every time we engage with our students and parents matters because they are making judgments about us that may be untrue, and we should understand that we too are making decisions about all of them...within a blink of an eye.

December 19, 2014

5 Steps to Partner With Students in Learning

In today's guest blog co-authors Mary Jane O'Connell and Kara Vandas offer five steps to get students to partner with their teachers in learning.

December 16, 2014

TWEENS - Education's Middle Child

Middle school is such an interesting time of life. But are they education's middle child?

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