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.
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April 15, 2014
April 10, 2014
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.
April 08, 2014
In today's guest post by Pamela Cantor, she asks whether poverty is responsible for academic failure...or the stress of poverty that is.
March 30, 2014
PISA's Andreas Schleicher will be presenting a paper on Policy lessons from around the world. What will we all learn from his data?
March 03, 2014
Today's guest post is written by middle school principal Lisa Meade. In this powerful post, she received a message among her son's homework.
March 02, 2014
For too long, educators have sat back and followed rules, only to end up in an era of test-based accountability. Educators need to think of those who they have long respected, and wondered what they would do during this time.
February 21, 2014
With so many other tools at their fingertips, how do we get our students to fall in love with words?
January 30, 2014
Building a healthy foundation is vitally important for a student's growth, but we know that happens before children ever step foot into school, and the Alberta Family Initiative has a great video to highlight the process.
January 28, 2014
Educators understand that putting labels on children can be negative, but can treating then as though they are tagless just as bad?
January 26, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has spent most of his time as secretary saying the public education system is failing, and it really needs to stop.