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.
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Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.
May 15, 2016
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
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 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
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
Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.
April 24, 2016
Instructional coaching can have enormous benefits, but there are at least 3 reasons why it's probably not working in your school.
April 19, 2016
Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.
April 12, 2016
Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.