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April 19, 2016

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

April 12, 2016

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant?

Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.

April 07, 2016

What's Wrong With the Word 'Rigor'?

The word rigor brings out a strong reaction from those who love the word and those who hate it. What's wrong with the word rigor?

April 05, 2016

The Power of Guest Blogs

Guest blogs are often ignored by readers because they lack familiarity with the guest writer, but in doing that they may be missing out on some very important dialogue.

March 30, 2016

Learning From Politics: 5 Actions to Help Students Embrace Civility

Considering all of the negative rhetoric this political season we need to explore ways to find civility again, and these are five actions we can take to find it.

March 22, 2016

12 Words That Should Be in Our Educational Vocabulary

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.

March 14, 2016

Is Collaboration One-Sided?

Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.

March 11, 2016

Why Learning Intentions Don't Necessarily Work

Too many times students are forced to do an activity that surrounds a concept they already know. The activities focus on doing something, rather than learning something. We need to stop doing that.

March 08, 2016

Feedback: How Good Are You at Receiving It?

Feedback is easier to give than to get. Here are a few ways to take it all in without letting it ruin your day.

February 27, 2016

Why Do We Need Tomorrow's Classrooms Today?

Many classrooms still look like they did yesterday and yesteryear. We need to be talking about tomorrow's classrooms today, and there is a venue where this will be happening, and some awesome educators leading the discussion.

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