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April 23, 2017

Students Don't Always Trust Us, and That's a School Climate Issue

As a society we seem to be more polarized than ever, and as an institution students do not seem to trust us very much. It's time to get the trust back and it begins with our school climate.

April 20, 2017

Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students

"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 18, 2017

How to Engage College Students With Learning Differences

Statistics have shown that more students with learning differences (LD) are entering college campuses, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Fayetteville State University is prepared to meet their needs.

April 13, 2017

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.

April 11, 2017

Accountability Partners: Finding Your Professional Soulmates

We hear a lot about accountability in the public education realm and there are negative connotations for the term. Accountability isn't all stress and pressure, though.

April 09, 2017

Can We Destroy the Silver Bullet Mentality Before It Destroys Us?

We live in a world of gimmicks, shiny new toys, and silver bullets. Too often we find ourselves chasing all of them and it prevents us from doing the work that matters.

April 02, 2017

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.

March 28, 2017

What Was the Greatest Rivalry In Sports? Why Does It Still Matter?

The movie Hidden Figures exposed us all to a piece of our own history where women played an integral part. A new book reminds us of an important moment in sports where women were center stage, and more students need to know about it.

March 24, 2017

Have School Leaders Become Too Enabled?

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 22, 2017

Makerspaces: A Tool That Can Transform Learning

Makerspaces bring students into a world where they can curate their own learning and yet many schools aren't on board with having them. Here are some reasons why schools should change that mindset.

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