Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.
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In today's guest blog, Professor Guy Claxton asks teachers what kind of "Mind Trainer" they want to be with their students?
May 25, 2014
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May 22, 2014
When we talk about reimagining schools, what do we mean?
May 20, 2014
Teacher preparation programs have been the object of much criticism lately. Elizabeth Hinde, Director of Teacher Preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, points out that not all teacher prep programs deserve such criticism, and many have transformed the way they prepare teachers.
May 16, 2014
School communities are worth their weight in gold...I know mine is.
May 06, 2014
When we use the word accountability, we do not mean it in a positive sense. Accountability is used to describe how we, as educators, are not doing our jobs. There is a better way to move forward.
April 11, 2014
Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.
March 23, 2014
When travelling internationally, it seems as though people have a much more global perspective than Americans. Is it possible for American students to gain a global perspective if they lack access to travel?
March 21, 2014
Looking at model schools and standards, how can we adapt in a way that will progress student learning?