We know that Finland is great when it comes to education, and we want to be more like them, but there are at least three reasons why we may never get there.
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July 29, 2016
July 12, 2016
All students can benefit from academic language development modeling, scaffolding, and practice, but ELLs and SELs need it to survive and thrive in school.
July 06, 2016
There are many more benefits to not labeling students than there are to labeling them. So why do we do it so much in schools?
June 26, 2016
We always seem to think students need to be retained because they aren't learning important concepts, but never seem to think that students need to be accelerated because they have already mastered important concepts.
June 12, 2016
Schools are still consumed by test scores when they should really be consumed by making sure they have a positive school climate. Here are five things they should focus on to get there.
June 02, 2016
In this post on the benefits of failure that originally appeared on January 8th, 2012, Peter wrote, "When looked at correctly, failure can teach us where we went wrong in the first place, and how we can learn to pick ourselves up again in a pursuit to succeed."
May 25, 2016
Many leaders and teachers aren't prepared to engage in inclusive education, and students are sitting back saying, "Make it relevant or make it stop."
May 18, 2016
Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.
May 13, 2016
Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.
May 03, 2016
A recent NAEP report shows that a high percentage of students are functionally illiterate. Will Systems of Supports for Rigorous Learning (SSRL) help solve the issue?