Trying to get students to ask questions instead of always looking for the answers is hard. Too often they're just doing it for the grade, which is a culture we created. It's time to turn that game around.
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Education wasn't always the hottest topic of the presidential campaign. It took a backseat to Tweets, fake news and name calling. However, there will surely be changes in education because so much is bubbling to the top. Here are 17 critical issues facing education.
December 18, 2016
It's not Administrative Assistant's Day. You didn't forget the flowers. Even though it's not a national day to say thanks to the secretary, there are at least 8 reasons why you should do it today anyway.
December 13, 2016
There are 7 keys to building a positive learning environment in your classroom. Three of them as Classroom Expectations, Targeted Instruction and Positive Reinforcement. Click on this blog for the other four.
November 17, 2016
We have all had our fair share of difficult parents over the years, but are parents who are also teachers the most difficult?
September 18, 2016
There's compliance and then there is over-compliance. Over compliance is built by chipping away at one's credibility and it starts one conversation at a time after the person leaves the room.
September 06, 2016
Collaborative leadership is about working in partnership with those groups that are a part of the school community, and there are 6 influences based on the research of John Hattie to help get leaders there.
August 25, 2016
Teacher observation has been a waste of time for many leaders and teachers. Instead of looking at observation as a 1 and done, we need to look at it as a cycle, and this blog helps explain how to do it.
June 14, 2016
Communication between schools and parents can sometimes be very one-sided, which makes it more compliant engagement than authentic. There are at least 5 things to think about when it comes to parental engagement to make it more authentic than compliant.
June 12, 2016
Schools are still consumed by test scores when they should really be consumed by making sure they have a positive school climate. Here are five things they should focus on to get there.