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January 01, 2015

10 Seconds: The Time It Takes a Student to Size You Up

Every time we engage with our students and parents matters because they are making judgments about us that may be untrue, and we should understand that we too are making decisions about all of them...within a blink of an eye.

December 29, 2014

Teacher Leadership Is More Complicated Than You Think

Teacher leaders can be an asset for schools, but choosing the right person for the position may be more complicated than you think.

December 21, 2014

Would You Eat These School Lunches?

What does your child's school lunch look like? It's about time we should be saying, "Houston...we have a problem."

December 19, 2014

5 Steps to Partner With Students in Learning

In today's guest blog co-authors Mary Jane O'Connell and Kara Vandas offer five steps to get students to partner with their teachers in learning.

December 11, 2014

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

What advice would you give to your younger teacher self?

December 04, 2014

The Curriculum Wars: What Should All Children Learn?

What should all students be expected to learn? The Common Core set out to level the playing field, but in many states different schools are doing different things. Level playing field...or more of the same?

December 02, 2014

Is It Time to Get Rid of Grades?

There is a No Grades movement building across the US. What is it all about?

November 30, 2014

Do Schools Really Need Principals?

Do we really need principals...because some schools are moving forward without them.

November 23, 2014

Monologue Or Dialogue: How Do You Lead?

Ignoring the voices of the people we work with, especially the ones who do not agree with us, means we are missing out on better ideas because of the collective power of the group.

November 20, 2014

Implementing Best Practice Overnight Is Not Best Practice

Many leaders get excited about the implementation of something new, but often forget to bring their school stakeholders along with them. Try these tips before implementation.

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