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.
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March 14, 2017
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 formative five skills for success and why do they matter to students? Find out here.
February 28, 2017
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
The Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender students but it doesn't mean that school leaders and teachers have to rescind the same protections.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
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
"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.
January 12, 2017
Trying to get students to ask questions instead of always looking for the answers is hard. Too often they're just doing it for the grade, which is a culture we created. It's time to turn that game around.
January 10, 2017
Education wasn't always the hottest topic of the presidential campaign. It took a backseat to Tweets, fake news and name calling. However, there will surely be changes in education because so much is bubbling to the top. Here are 17 critical issues facing education.
January 01, 2017
It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in this blog are sure to help deepen the relationships we have with others.