At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present system...I'm not sure they would.
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July 27, 2014
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Have a problem with your school climate? Maybe the issue is you.
July 20, 2014
Teachers may have students sitting in cooperative groups but those students spend most of their time doing individual work. Does group work...work?
July 14, 2014
Today's guest post has a unique way of getting educators and leaders to look at how big of a shadow they can cast over students...and that can be good or bad...you have the power to choose.
July 09, 2014
Recently, the Utica City School District in New York received a grant to extend their school day. One of the reasons to extend the school day was to increase test scores.
July 01, 2014
When it comes to relationships, are We Too Worried About Our Rate of Return?
June 29, 2014
If we really want to create a culture of learning we should stop focusing on the adult in the room and put our focus on the student, but sometimes it's more complicated than that.
June 26, 2014
High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.
June 20, 2014
In her acceptance speech for the Sidney, NY Teacher of the Year Award, Stephanie Hulbert explains why she was upset when her 5 year old son said he wanted to be a teacher, and the ultimate lesson he taught her along the way.
June 18, 2014
Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.