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October 30, 2014

Comfortable Learning Environment: Soften the Blow of Accountability?

In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.

October 19, 2014

Does Increased Accountability Work?

A recent NY Times article suggests that increased accountability isn't helping to raise achievement or growth...something educators have been saying for many years.

October 14, 2014

The Global Read-Aloud: The Perfect Place to Start

Empowering students and teachers is vitally important, and the Global Read Aloud is just one way to do that.

October 07, 2014

Do We Inspire Learning? Or Just Allow It?

Today's guest blog is written by Sean Slade, the Director of the Whole Child Initiative for ASCD, and he wonders if we inspire learning...or just allow it.

October 05, 2014

5 Reasons Leaders Need to Encourage Teacher Voice

Many teachers feel that they don't have a real voice in their school community, and if they don't have a voice their students won't.

September 30, 2014

Motivating Students With Effective Feedback and Clarity

In today's guest post, school superintendent and Visible Learning trainer BR Jones shows how feedback can motivate students in a whole new way.

September 28, 2014

Student Voice: Do We Really Listen to Students?

The adults in school talk a great deal about how students should learn and behave. But do they ever talk to students about it?

September 26, 2014

Edcamps: The Lil' PD That Could...

Edcamps can help you meet your Professional Development needs, and the Edcamp Foundation has the perfect short reference book to help you get there.

September 24, 2014

The Goldilocks' Principle: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students

Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.

September 22, 2014

Should Students Become Content Curators?

What is content curation, and should our students learn how to do it?

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