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November 10, 2015

Does Education Need a Software Update?

The technology industry hasn't just fostered a culture of change, it has gotten consumers to expect and embrace it. What can the education profession learn from that?

November 08, 2015

How Do We Contribute to the Stories of Our Students?

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?

November 06, 2015

Flipped Leadership Is Collaborative Leadership

Flipping for the sake of flipping is not enough to move the dial of learning. In this co-authored blog between Peter DeWitt and John Hattie, they discuss the reason why true learning in school needs collaborative leadership.

October 28, 2015

Without Student Voice, Technology Just Fosters Another Type of Compliance

For all that we talk about the importance of student voice, we don't always provide the actions needed to support it.

October 25, 2015

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?

October 20, 2015

John Hattie's 10th Mindframe for Learning

Adults invest a great deal of time and energy into practices that will help them shift their Mindframes at home. John Hattie has 10 mindframes that will help teachers and students shift their thinking at school.

October 18, 2015

Lack of Collaboration? Maybe It's You

It's easy for us to look at a parent, student or colleague who doesn't want to engage with us, and blame them for the lack of engagement. However, before we do that we need to look at how we are approaching them and see if there is something we can change within our approach.

September 28, 2015

Does Subject-Matter Knowledge Count as Much as We Think?

For as long as there have been schools, there has been the debate over the importance of subject-matter knowledge. It doesn't matter as much as you may think.

September 10, 2015

4 Reasons Instructional Coaching Won't Work

Coaching is about deep, long lasting relationships between a teacher and coach. If we are entering into the coaching relationship we need to do it in a way that won't be a waste time. Here are 4 ways coaching won't work.

September 06, 2015

That's Not Mainstreaming!

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.

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