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July 24, 2015

8 Ways to Prevent Within School Variability

The difference in teacher expertise within schools has a huge impact on learning within the classroom. Instead of staying in silos, school leaders should be harnessing what John Hattie calls the Power of Collaborative Expertise.

July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

July 12, 2015

Wish That I Could Be Like the Cool Kids

As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.

July 10, 2015

3 Reasons Why Many Schools Won't Offer LGBT Curriculum

The Supreme Court made an important and historic decision in the courtroom, and schools should start to make the same historic decision so topics and issues of all minoritized students can be addressed in the classroom.

June 23, 2015

School Climate: What Is the Road Map to Success?

School climate is an important issue for all schools, but the direction school stakeholders is dependent on their needs. What road map is needed to provide their direction?

June 21, 2015

School Climate: Is It Fragmented, Piecemeal, and Counterproductively Competitive?

The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?

June 12, 2015

School Curriculum: LGBTQ Students Are Still MIA

Despite, what seems to be growing acceptance in the US, LGBTQ students are very much MIA when it comes to curriculum.

June 02, 2015

Do We Practice What We Preach?

As teachers we say that there are benefits of failure and we should have the growth mindset, but our words don't always support that.

May 19, 2015

Do Teachers Have More of a Voice Than They Think?

Teachers often say that faculty meetings and observations are done to them, but do they have more power over those situations than they think?

April 29, 2015

3 Reflective Activities to Align Assessment

Not all assessments may be formalized, but each teacher has routines, habits, and techniques that provide a shape or structure to his or her assessment system. How can we make them better?

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