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 22, 2016
May 01, 2016
Seriously? It's 2016 and students aren't encouraged to blog? There are at least 6 reasons why they should be blogging, and they all focus on learning!
April 19, 2016
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 extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.
April 07, 2016
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
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
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
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
Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.
March 11, 2016
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.