We know that Finland is great when it comes to education, and we want to be more like them, but there are at least three reasons why we may never get there.
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July 29, 2016
July 24, 2016
If we consider what it is we want to collaborate on, the process to take, the people involved, and how it all fits into our context, collaboration can be very powerful. Many times however, it all falls flat and these are some of the reasons why.
July 19, 2016
Compliant learning. We all engage in it, and then do it to our students. It leads to consensus building rather than synergizing where we build the best ideas together. We need to meet, model and motivate in order to synergize those best ideas.
July 17, 2016
We enter into conversations all the time without thinking much about it, and we certainly don't practice the art of communication like we train before a 5K. All of that can lead to a communication breakdown, and here are 6 ways to make sure that doesn't happen.
July 12, 2016
All students can benefit from academic language development modeling, scaffolding, and practice, but ELLs and SELs need it to survive and thrive in school.
July 10, 2016
Professional development is done with us, and sometimes it's done to us. When it comes to your professional development, are you content with the scenario? If so, here are a few ways to change that.
July 08, 2016
In schools we have many diverse students entering into our classrooms but the literature we read doesn't always represent those diverse students. Here are 4 ways to change that.
July 04, 2016
Our students don't often feel comfortable telling us what they are thinking, and sometimes their reactions can be misunderstood. This is especially true for gifted and talented students. Here are 14 things they want their teachers to know.
July 01, 2016
Schools are sometimes like hoarders. They keep collecting stuff and don't get rid of the things they don't need.
June 28, 2016
Collaboration is quite the buzz word. Are you compelled or repelled by collaboration?