Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to negotiate without a net. Hopefully their professors have prepared them, but there are at least 10 areas that they need to have on their minds when they enter the classroom.
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May 09, 2016
Leaders often listen in order to solve a problem, but they should consider these 8 other forms of listening that will help them be more of a mindful listener.
May 05, 2016
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April 24, 2016
Instructional coaching can have enormous benefits, but there are at least 3 reasons why it's probably not working in your school.
April 19, 2016
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April 15, 2016
We talk a great deal about how teachers are not evaluated enough, but a new study highlights that principals aren't either.
April 05, 2016
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March 28, 2016
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March 22, 2016
The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.