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.
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June 26, 2016
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?
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.