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May 26, 2016

Why Our Feedback Is Backfiring

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

May 25, 2016

Inclusive Education: What Can We Learn From Ontario?

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."

May 22, 2016

What Should We Expect Preservice Teachers to Know?

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.

May 18, 2016

Playing It Straight: The (Re)Making of an Early-Childhood Teacher

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

May 15, 2016

5 Reasons Your Teaching Team May Be Dysfunctional

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.

May 13, 2016

Anti-Bias Education: The Power of Social-Emotional Learning

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

May 09, 2016

Leaders: 8 Steps to Be a Mindful Listener

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.

May 05, 2016

4 Reasons Administrators And Teachers Won't Attend the Same Professional Development

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.

April 28, 2016

3 Questions to Guide Your Use of Student Feedback

Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.

April 24, 2016

3 Reasons Instructional Coaching May Not Be Working

Instructional coaching can have enormous benefits, but there are at least 3 reasons why it's probably not working in your school.

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