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January 12, 2017

'Mom, You Don't Get It. They Only Do Stuff for the Grade.'

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

17 Critical Issues Facing Education in 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

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 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.

December 16, 2016

Instructional Coaching in 20 Seconds or Less

Instructional coaches should be able to explain their job in 20 seconds or less, but many are left wondering what their jobs actually entail.

December 13, 2016

7 Keys to Building a Successful Learning Environment for Students

There are 7 keys to building a positive learning environment in your classroom. Three of them as Classroom Expectations, Targeted Instruction and Positive Reinforcement. Click on this blog for the other four.

December 01, 2016

'Bad Moms' and Why Parents Need Professional Development, Too

Is the PTA outdated, or do more parents need professional development on what schools need?

November 28, 2016

7 Ways to Create a More Positive School Climate

We seem to be surrounded by negativity which can harm our school climate. Research shows that a happy school climate results in better engaged students. Here are 7 ways to make your school climate happier.

November 25, 2016

4 Symptoms and Remedies for Hacking Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning has a low effect size because it's often done incorrectly. In this blog. 4 ways are given to make sure the PBL is done right in the classroom.

November 17, 2016

Teachers Make the Worst Parents

We have all had our fair share of difficult parents over the years, but are parents who are also teachers the most difficult?

November 15, 2016

School Climate: Why Avoiding Tough Conversations Limits Our Learning

School climate is very popular these days in educational circles. The only issue with that is school leaders often avoid talking about the topics that will make their climates better.

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