Education is much more stressful than people who are not involved with schools may realize, and mindfulness may be the answer to alleviating some of that stress. Here are six things we can learn from mindfulness.
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October 07, 2018
September 12, 2018
The rhetoric around education has not always been kind, and it just got a whole lot worse because of a school's desire to bring back paddling. It's pathetic and there are better alternatives. Here are 6 of them.
September 09, 2018
When questions arise about some aspect of assessment or grading, educators today seldom turn to reliable sources of research or evaluation evidence. They don't look for well-designed studies that have been published in reputable journals. Instead they turn to books, blogs, and social media as their primary sources of information. Basing policies and practices on the opinions gathered from books, blogs, and social media is a sure ticket to disaster.
August 19, 2018
The mental health of school counselors, nurses, school leaders, and teachers are at risk, and they may only need 10 minutes to help alleviate their stress.
August 05, 2018
As we approach a year after the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., what has changed? How do we talk to students about it?
July 15, 2018
For too many university students, and K-12 students for that matter, classroom lectures can take our attention away from learning and put students in a state of boredom. Fortunately, there are tools that can easily be used by teachers/professors, and can bring back the engagement students need.
June 20, 2018
Educators collaborate all of the time, but it doesn't mean that it results in meaningful work that impacts student learning. In their new book focusing on collaborative professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T. O'Connor provide us with research and some practical suggestions that will help us get a bigger bang for our buck.
June 10, 2018
There are teachers and leaders who believe that researchers have little to do with their classroom practice, but the reality is that what researchers do has a direct effect on everything that happens in the classroom.
May 30, 2018
Do we care about our credibility as a teacher as much as we care about their reputation as a student?
May 13, 2018
Research shows that labels do not always have a positive impact on students. Should schools continue to use labels to help students succeed? Are those labels actually helping?