On any given day we contribute to the stories of our students. Some of us continue the tragedy while others help inspire a new ending. How do you contribute to the story of your students?
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November 08, 2015
October 08, 2015
Youngstown used to be a boomtown, and now politicians see it as broken. In a few weeks the school district may be handed over to a CEO. Here are 5 questions to ask them before handing them the keys.
September 30, 2015
In our effort to create optimal learning spaces and focus on learning, are teachers actually provoking the misbehavior that prevents them from getting to that learning with students?
September 15, 2015
According to DoSomething.org "Over 3.2 million students get bullied each year" and "Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying." The National School Climate Center and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation are trying to inspire students to stand up for one another using a format that is typically used for bullying.
September 06, 2015
If you don't forcibly build joint ownership into mainstreaming, you will not get mainstreaming other than in name, and there's little special about a teacher rushing around a class putting her finger in innumerable leaks.
August 31, 2015
Do tests reflect what students know...or their motivation and test taking skills?
July 29, 2015
In the book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson examines the depths people will go to publicly shame someone else for a Tweet or Facebook comment gone wrong. Are you one of those people?
July 22, 2015
When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.
July 17, 2015
John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.
July 12, 2015
As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.