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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.

February 13, 2014

What Is Your TED Talk?

Ted Talks inspire us to be more innovative, or not give up. What would your Ted Talk be?

February 04, 2014

Organizing an Edcamp? You May Want to Read This...

Edcamps are being organized around the world and some of us have "edcamp envy" which is why we are creating our own.

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

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