Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.
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May 13, 2016
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?
May 01, 2016
Seriously? It's 2016 and students aren't encouraged to blog? There are at least 6 reasons why they should be blogging, and they all focus on learning!
April 17, 2016
Many parents have a plethora of opportunities to send their children to summer camp. Parents of children on the autism spectrum aren't as fortunate with the summer camp possibilities, but there is one camp that is trying to change that.
March 24, 2016
The NY Times recently ran a story about testing for joy and grit. Seriously? It seems as though joy and grit are really just used for compliance.
March 01, 2016
Why is it that straight teachers can talk about their lives, but as soon as a gay teacher talks about hers it has to be about pushing an agenda?
January 24, 2016
A recent guest blog by a transgender teacher ended up highlighting why school climate continues to be such an issue, and it seems as though many times it's the adults who are at fault.
January 05, 2016
A lot has been written, both good and bad, about 'Grit," but it's the hard learning that makes learning so good.
December 27, 2015
New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.
December 06, 2015
The problem with the growth mindset, and why it's sometimes a low-hanging fruit, is that school leaders and teachers do a book study on it, but their practices really don't change as much as their monologue does.