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.
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May 09, 2016
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.
April 07, 2016
The word rigor brings out a strong reaction from those who love the word and those who hate it. What's wrong with the word rigor?
March 24, 2016
The NY Times recently ran a story about testing for joy and grit. Seriously? It seems as though joy and grit are really just used for compliance.
March 22, 2016
The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.
March 17, 2016
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been proven to work with students. Why don't we use it with teachers?