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May 22, 2016

What Should We Expect Preservice Teachers to Know?

Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to negotiate without a net. Hopefully their professors have prepared them, but there are at least 10 areas that they need to have on their minds when they enter the classroom.

May 18, 2016

Playing It Straight: The (Re)Making of an Early-Childhood Teacher

Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.

May 01, 2016

Why Aren't Students Allowed to Blog?

Seriously? It's 2016 and students aren't encouraged to blog? There are at least 6 reasons why they should be blogging, and they all focus on learning!

April 17, 2016

Summer Camp? Not for Many Children on the Autism Spectrum

Many parents have a plethora of opportunities to send their children to summer camp. Parents of children on the autism spectrum aren't as fortunate with the summer camp possibilities, but there is one camp that is trying to change that.

March 01, 2016

Should Teachers 'Come Out'?

Why is it that straight teachers can talk about their lives, but as soon as a gay teacher talks about hers it has to be about pushing an agenda?

February 22, 2016

What Are 'Nude Food Mondays'?

We consume more than we conserve, and there are some pretty simple things schools can do to teach students how to conserve. And it starts with Nude Food Mondays.

February 19, 2016

Summer School: Something's Got to Give

Summer school has been a waste of time for students all around the country. Something has got to give!

January 29, 2016

Mindful Leaders Are Key for Transforming School

As self-compassionate school leaders, you learn to soothe and to comfort yourself in the moment when faced with your own personal failings, to honor and to accept your humanness. Mindfulness is an essential path of practice to transform your relationship to yourself and to your school.

January 21, 2016

Collaborative Leadership: Do You Take 10,000 Steps a Day?

What if school leaders made sure they walked 10,000 steps while in school, and paid close attention to the relationships they could build along every step?

December 30, 2015

9 Strategies Teachers and Leaders Should Add in 2016

A 2013 article in Forbes Magazine suggested that only 8 percent of people follow through on their New Year's resolutions because they are often too lofty. Here are 9 easy places to start.

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