Twitter offers connections, professional development, and the opportunity to find engaging resources for the classroom. In this post that originally appeared in 2011, Peter explains why educators should join Twitter.


Not making an impact on the teachers you work with? Maybe your feedback is backfiring.


Many leaders and teachers aren't prepared to engage in inclusive education, and students are sitting back saying, "Make it relevant or make it stop."


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.


Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.


Initiatives come and go, and many often fail. But perhaps the failure isn't to be blamed on the initiative, but the dysfunction of the team that adopted it. And there are 5 dysfunctions that all teams encounter.


Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.


Getting chosen to do a TED Talk is a big deal, but every time we get chosen to present to our peers or an audience of strangers, we should be thankful. We never know what will happen after we finish.


Leaders often listen in order to solve a problem, but they should consider these 8 other forms of listening that will help them be more of a mindful listener.


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.


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