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September 11, 2014

Teachers & Leaders: Is Your Behavior Worthy of a Lunchbox?

In today's guest blog, Russell Quaglia and Lisa Kinnaman reflect on metal lunchboxes and superheroes, and ask whether our actions as teachers and leaders would put us on the cover.

September 05, 2014

Leadership 360: Are We Recycling the Same Conversations?

Do you ever feel like we have been talking about the same educational issues decade after decade? We are!

August 26, 2014

Clarity First; Accountability Follows

Before we jump into accountability, today's guest blogger Jennifer Abrams says we should provide clarity first.

July 18, 2014

Do We Really Have a Problem Without a Solution?

After many years of fighting who is right and who is wrong, will we ever come together? Do we really have a problem without a solution?

June 18, 2014

Learn, Grow, Change: A 5th Grade Perspective

Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.

May 06, 2014

When We Say 'Accountability'

When we use the word accountability, we do not mean it in a positive sense. Accountability is used to describe how we, as educators, are not doing our jobs. There is a better way to move forward.

January 21, 2014

Out Of the Negativity, Be the Water That Affects Positive Change

Being a victim of the system is not an effective way to promote progress, we must be a part of the solution.

November 03, 2013

Tracking Student Discipline

In our present era of accountability schools have been given the task of collecting data on students, and some of that data has to do with student discipline. How much is too much?

September 24, 2013

The Counterproductive Ways Schools Punish Kids...

In an effort to punish students for misbehaving educators use some methods that are counterproductive to stop the behavior.

October 28, 2012

Do Public Schools Educate Difficult Children or Just Maintain Them?

They wanted Jade to move. It didn't matter if they were an aide, teacher or principal, when she walked in they didn't want to engage with her. When Jade didn't want to do work in the classroom she fell to the floor and began having a temper tantrum. It seemed like 2 year old behavior coming from t...

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