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May 17, 2017

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.

May 02, 2017

Are We Accurately Confronting Inequity?

Inequity is confronting and needs to be confronted. It is injurious when you experience it and it is jarring when you witness it. But not enough educators are doing anything about it.

April 04, 2017

Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

Saying "data" in conjunction with student learning often feels sterile and uncaring. However, data is much more than just numbers, and you can learn more about it in this blog.

March 28, 2017

What Was the Greatest Rivalry In Sports? Why Does It Still Matter?

The movie Hidden Figures exposed us all to a piece of our own history where women played an integral part. A new book reminds us of an important moment in sports where women were center stage, and more students need to know about it.

March 14, 2017

Standards-Based Grading Made My Kid Average

Standards-based grading is sending a message to some parents that their children are average. This comes as a shock to those parents who have always heard their children exceeded expectations with traditional grading. We are at a crossroads with grading, and we should be clear on what standards-based grading really means.

March 09, 2017

What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs?

What are the formative five skills for success and why do they matter to students? Find out here.

February 28, 2017

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.

February 26, 2017

Transgender Protections: Moral Purpose or Moral Judgment?

The Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender students but it doesn't mean that school leaders and teachers have to rescind the same protections. Educators have a moral obligation to protect all students.

February 16, 2017

How Lesson Imaging Brings Math and Science Instruction Into Focus

The world is changing rapidly as advances in technology reshape the ways in which humans communicate and reason in the workplace. Here are a few ways schools can change their math focus to help.

February 05, 2017

Check Your 'Selfie' Advice From a 58-Year Veteran Teacher

"History is not about memorizing facts. This class is not about me telling you what you need to know. History is about learning from our past. This class is about empowerment. Remember, dates change. People don't." And from that Lisa Westman tells us what she has learned from veteran teacher Tom O'Brien.

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