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April 15, 2018

Call To Action Or Blame Game? 3 Ways Schools Communicate With Families

During these times of accountability from our state we live in, or the social-emotional issues our students experience, family engagement is both a call to action, and a scapegoat depending on the conversation. It all comes down to how we communicate with them, and here are 3 that will help build that communication.

April 02, 2018

7 Simple Steps to Create a Positive School Climate

Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a positive or negative school climate. Our attitude every day plays an important part in our school climate. Here are 7 easy steps school communities can take to improve their school climate.

June 04, 2017

Why Shouldn't Teachers Become Principals?

NPR recently published an article about an assistant principal who left the teaching ranks to make more money. Many leaders don't leave for the money, and what's the problem if they do choose to leave the classroom?

May 17, 2017

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.

May 10, 2017

Are Students Tech-Savvy or Text-Savvy?

We have been hoaxed by our students to think they are tech savvy, when in reality they may be more text savvy.

May 04, 2017

Teachers, Do We Appreciate One Another?

It's "Teacher Appreciation Week," but do teachers really appreciate each other?

April 18, 2017

How to Engage College Students With Learning Differences

Statistics have shown that more students with learning differences (LD) are entering college campuses, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Fayetteville State University is prepared to meet their needs.

April 04, 2017

Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

Saying "data" in conjunction with student learning often feels sterile and uncaring. However, data is much more than just numbers, and you can learn more about it in this blog.

March 30, 2017

Are Some Teachers Uncoachable?

Deciding someone is uncoachable is very complicated. That decision involves thinking about how the coach approaches the teacher and how the teacher became involved with the coaching program.

March 21, 2017

Do the 'Grammar Police' Lack Communication Skills?

We all have them in our lives. They have spent years perfecting their craft on correcting the way they...and everyone else around them...talk. And they want to be able to use their grammar intelligence on anyone they can. We have bigger fish to fry.

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