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June 28, 2015

Maker Spaces: What Can They Do for ELL Students?

Makers spaces are a growing trend around innovative schools across the country, and they have benefits for ELL students that teachers may not even think about.

June 21, 2015

School Climate: Is It Fragmented, Piecemeal, and Counterproductively Competitive?

The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?

June 14, 2015

Failure Is Inevitable, Plan Accordingly

We talk a lot about failure but don't like to experience it. It happens to us all, even children, and we should plan accordingly.

June 12, 2015

School Curriculum: LGBTQ Students Are Still MIA

Despite, what seems to be growing acceptance in the US, LGBTQ students are very much MIA when it comes to curriculum.

June 04, 2015

Should Sex Education Be Taught in Schools?

Salt N Pepa had a top selling song about it over a decade ago, but should schools be charged to talk about sex?

June 02, 2015

Do We Practice What We Preach?

As teachers we say that there are benefits of failure and we should have the growth mindset, but our words don't always support that.

May 26, 2015

The Learning Pit: Fostering a Growth Mindset

Sometimes learning is hard work for adults and students, which is why the Learning Pit is important.

May 24, 2015

Education: What Do We Hope to Prevent?

It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?

April 30, 2015

An Emotion Revolution in American Education

What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?

April 24, 2015

Have You Ever Felt Unsafe at School?

Have you ever felt unsafe? If you have, then you understand how some LGBT students feel every single day. GLSEN, NSCC, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Born This Way Foundation want to help.

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