Too often principals ask teachers and coaches to do something that they aren't going to do themselves. Is video one of them?
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May 07, 2017
April 20, 2017
"Differentiation might have a chance to work if we are willing, as a nation, to return to the days when students of similar abilities were placed in classes with other students whose learning needs paralleled their own." Is that really the only way differentiation will work?
April 04, 2017
Saying "data" in conjunction with student learning often feels sterile and uncaring. However, data is much more than just numbers, and you can learn more about it in this blog.
March 24, 2017
We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they really know the question to answer.
March 14, 2017
Standards-based grading is sending a message to some parents that their children are average. This comes as a shock to those parents who have always heard their children exceeded expectations with traditional grading. We are at a crossroads with grading, and we should be clear on what standards-based grading really means.
March 02, 2017
There is a moment when we're teaching that a struggling student becomes the student we no longer think we can reach. It's different for all of us, and it depends on our self-efficacy (.63), the climate of the school in which we teach, and the accountability we face from our school leaders.
February 23, 2017
11 years later, would Sir Ken Robinson finally find creativity in our schools?
January 01, 2017
It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in this blog are sure to help deepen the relationships we have with others.
December 13, 2016
There are 7 keys to building a positive learning environment in your classroom. Three of them as Classroom Expectations, Targeted Instruction and Positive Reinforcement. Click on this blog for the other four.
November 25, 2016
Project-based learning has a low effect size because it's often done incorrectly. In this blog. 4 ways are given to make sure the PBL is done right in the classroom.