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September 18, 2016

How to Build Compliance and Kill Collaboration

There's compliance and then there is over-compliance. Over compliance is built by chipping away at one's credibility and it starts one conversation at a time after the person leaves the room.

September 09, 2016

Grit, Growth Mindsets, and Technology

We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to show our students what we want.

September 06, 2016

Leadership: It's Much More Than Doing Discipline and Blanket E-mails

Collaborative leadership is about working in partnership with those groups that are a part of the school community, and there are 6 influences based on the research of John Hattie to help get leaders there.

September 01, 2016

Last I Checked, Compliance Isn't a Learning Standard

How many practices have we, as teachers, utilized out of habit without evaluating their effectiveness? How often do our students have to engage in compliant engagement rather than authentic engagement? Last time I checked, compliance wasn't a learning standard.

August 30, 2016

5 Keys to Achieving Deliberate Practice

Getting better at what you do can be achieved through deliberate practice. Here are 5 reasons how.

August 25, 2016

Observation: Can We Stop The One And Done?

Teacher observation has been a waste of time for many leaders and teachers. Instead of looking at observation as a 1 and done, we need to look at it as a cycle, and this blog helps explain how to do it.

August 04, 2016

Authentic Feedback: What It Is and Isn't

In education we talk a lot about feedback but giving feedback is much more complicated that we think. This blog offers suggestions on what feedback is and what it isn't.

July 01, 2016

If Schools Had a Relationship Status, It Would Be 'It's Complicated'

Schools are sometimes like hoarders. They keep collecting stuff and don't get rid of the things they don't need.

June 23, 2016

My Bad: Why We Need to Talk About Our Shortcomings

Mistakes, errors, misjudgments...whatever you want to call them are an important part of our learning. In a show called My Bad, we get the opportunity to hear form teachers and leaders about their greatest mistakes and what they learned form them.

June 14, 2016

Is Your Parent Engagement Authentic or Compliant?

Communication between schools and parents can sometimes be very one-sided, which makes it more compliant engagement than authentic. There are at least 5 things to think about when it comes to parental engagement to make it more authentic than compliant.

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