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August 14, 2014

Inventing Differentiation: A Guest Blog by Carol Ann Tomlinson

Inventing differentiation, a guest blog by Carol Ann Tomlinson.

August 10, 2014

Connected Educators: Are We Using the Right Drivers?

Michael Fullan writes a great deal about using the right drivers to drive change in school systems. Instead of using technology as a driver, Connected Educators have a central mission to make sure learning is at the center of the discussion.

August 05, 2014

What Do Parents Really Want From School?

Summer seems to be a time when people avoid talking about school, but this summer a group of parents, teachers and school leaders Voxed about it every week, and they learned a lot from each other.

July 31, 2014

Who Needs Feedback Anyway?

Feedback is a strategy that is important in the growth of teachers, leaders and students, but very often praise is what is provided when feedback should be.

July 03, 2014

School Leaders: Are You the Role Model for Professional Learning?

When it comes to professional learning and building relationships in schools, we should not have the "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy.

June 05, 2014

Are Bad Ideas Making Us Miss the Good Ones?

Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.

May 18, 2014

Peer Observation: Get Out of the Land of Nice

Peer observation doesn't always work well because teachers do not want to provide critical feedback, but given a supportive school leader, and a focus on professional growth, peer observation could offer enormous benefits.

May 13, 2014

Professional Development Should Be Like a Runner's High

Professional development sessions leave many educators wondering what they are supposed to learn. Maybe the answer is in running?

May 11, 2014

State Education Departments: A Missed Opportunity?

Instead of focusing on politics and negativity, State Education Departments could be a model for educators by providing effective professional development, resources, and professional publications that help unite instead of divide.

April 11, 2014

Be the Skype Version of Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.

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