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January 15, 2017

Fake News and Bullying Are More Alike Than You Think

If we can't get students to differentiate between what bullying is and what it's not, how can we get students to differentiate between what is fake news and what is not when some adults don't even know?

January 10, 2017

17 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2017

Education wasn't always the hottest topic of the presidential campaign. It took a backseat to Tweets, fake news and name calling. However, there will surely be changes in education because so much is bubbling to the top. Here are 17 critical issues facing education.

January 01, 2017

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 2017

It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in this blog are sure to help deepen the relationships we have with others.

November 17, 2016

Teachers Make the Worst Parents

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

November 15, 2016

School Climate: Why Avoiding Tough Conversations Limits Our Learning

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.

November 10, 2016

Whole-Child Journey: Why We Bumped Recess Up to 40 Minutes a Day

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

October 27, 2016

When That Last Name Appears on Our Class List

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.

October 06, 2016

Poverty Matters, But Not the Way You Think

Research has shown us that poverty has a large impact on students. However, poverty actually has a more profound impact on schools and parents.

September 22, 2016

Why Do Students Think They Have to Be Perfect?

Why do students believe they have to be perfect. It doesn't necessarily come from within. It may be pushed on them from the adults around them.

August 14, 2016

Who Are Transnational Students?

Schools are dealing with an increasingly diverse population of students, which include transnational students. Who are they and why should we care?

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