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August 24, 2015

3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Film Themselves Teaching

Teachers should video themselves teaching for many reasons, but here are 3 of the most powerful. Sadly, because of hostile school climates, many teachers will never be able to use the process for everything it's worth.

August 12, 2015

Leaders: Do You Lack Follow-Through?

When it comes to improvement, there needs to be a focus on whether co-constructed goals are met, but often leaders fall down when it comes to following through.

August 10, 2015

Do We Really Want Feedback?

There is a lot of great research around the topic of effective feedback. But is feedback something we really want?

July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

July 17, 2015

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.

June 09, 2015

Principals: Do They Really Have a Voice?

Principals may not have the voice that their teachers think they do. They may actually just be speaking for someone else and feel as though they have no voice at all.

May 13, 2015

Women and Leadership: 3 Ways We Need to 'Show the Love'

When it comes to confidence building for women in leadership there are at least 3 ways to 'show the love.'

May 01, 2015

Can You Engage an Audience for 18 Minutes?

We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?

April 26, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.

April 22, 2015

Join the Revolution: 5 Ways to Evolve as a Teacher

It seems easy to fall into the status quo these days, but there are 5 steps every teacher should take to be more evolved in their practices.

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