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February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

January 14, 2015

Not ALL School Lunches Look THAT Bad!

After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.

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 11, 2014

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

What advice would you give to your younger teacher self?

December 09, 2014

The Early Grades Are the Key to Equalizing Opportunity

In today's guest blog, the Core Knowledge Foundation responds to Peter's December 4th post Curriculum Wars: What Should All Children Learn?

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 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.

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