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May 05, 2016

4 Reasons Administrators And Teachers Won't Attend the Same Professional Development

Professional development can be very expensive, especially if it centers around a whole district initiative. It results in being a waste of time if administrators and teachers don't attend it together, and there are at least 4 reasons why they won't.

May 03, 2016

Why Support Rigorous Learning?

A recent NAEP report shows that a high percentage of students are functionally illiterate. Will Systems of Supports for Rigorous Learning (SSRL) help solve the issue?

April 24, 2016

3 Reasons Instructional Coaching May Not Be Working

Instructional coaching can have enormous benefits, but there are at least 3 reasons why it's probably not working in your school.

April 19, 2016

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

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 15, 2016

Study Shows Principals Don't Get Evaluated Enough

We talk a great deal about how teachers are not evaluated enough, but a new study highlights that principals aren't either.

March 22, 2016

12 Words That Should Be in Our Educational Vocabulary

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

Is Collaboration One-Sided?

Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.

March 12, 2016

Why We Shouldn't Hire From the Gut

We often approach interviews as a "desexualized version of a date" and hire from the gut. There are many reasons why that's the wrong way to go.

February 27, 2016

Why Do We Need Tomorrow's Classrooms Today?

Many classrooms still look like they did yesterday and yesteryear. We need to be talking about tomorrow's classrooms today, and there is a venue where this will be happening, and some awesome educators leading the discussion.

February 23, 2016

Changing State Testing From the 'Autopsy' Model

How do we get leaders and policymakers to step away from the autopsy model of assessment that state tests seem to focus on?

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