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November 25, 2014

Is It Time to Disconnect?

Educators are running in numerous different directions, doing more with less. With that comes an opportunity cost. It's time to disconnect.

November 18, 2014

Some Bonds Must Be Forged

Sometimes our greatest bonds with students happen with our toughest to reach students. Today's guest blog by Jon Harper explains why.

November 16, 2014

1 Reason to Give the Growth Mindset a Chance

Too many of our students leave us thinking we didn't care, and having a growth mindset can help change that.

November 13, 2014

2 Reasons Why Teachers Have It Tougher Than You Think

Teachers help students through some very tough times, and yet many people outside of the profession believe teachers have it easy. They have it tougher than you may think, and here are two reasons why.

September 24, 2014

The Goldilocks' Principle: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students

Do special education students suffer from our lower expectations or from a state's expectations that may be too high? Only Goldilocks' knows.

September 19, 2014

Principals: 5 Ways to Create a More Inclusive School Climate

School climate is super important to increasing student academic growth. Here are five easy steps for school leaders to achieve a better climate.

September 11, 2014

Teachers & Leaders: Is Your Behavior Worthy of a Lunchbox?

In today's guest blog, Russell Quaglia and Lisa Kinnaman reflect on metal lunchboxes and superheroes, and ask whether our actions as teachers and leaders would put us on the cover.

July 31, 2014

Who Needs Feedback Anyway?

Feedback is a strategy that is important in the growth of teachers, leaders and students, but very often praise is what is provided when feedback should be.

July 27, 2014

Would Your Students Come to School If They Didn't Have to?

At the Visible Learning International Conference, school leader Sarah Martin posed the question Would your students show up to school if they didn't have to? In our present system...I'm not sure they would.

June 03, 2014

What Kind of Mind Trainer Are You?

In today's guest blog, Professor Guy Claxton asks teachers what kind of "Mind Trainer" they want to be with their students?

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