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The Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender students but it doesn't mean that school leaders and teachers have to rescind the same protections.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

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.

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