When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.
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July 22, 2015
June 14, 2015
We talk a lot about failure but don't like to experience it. It happens to us all, even children, and we should plan accordingly.
April 30, 2015
What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?
April 26, 2015
How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.
April 17, 2015
Professional development are two words that teachers dread. But what if leaders and teachers changed the focus and followed this 5 point plan?
April 13, 2015
Does it really matter whether principals have teaching experience before they take a position in leadership? Perhaps it's not the position you come from that matters...as much as the experience you bring.
April 06, 2015
In the Teacher Voice Report by the Quaglia Institute, teachers say they are afraid of failure. Ironically, even more are afraid of success.
March 22, 2015
Social media is supposed to create a connection between people but lately more stories show how it leads to isolation. What's the lesson for our students...and ourselves?
March 12, 2015
The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?
January 01, 2015
Every time we engage with our students and parents matters because they are making judgments about us that may be untrue, and we should understand that we too are making decisions about all of them...within a blink of an eye.