When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.
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July 22, 2015
July 20, 2015
School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?
July 17, 2015
John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.
July 12, 2015
As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.
June 23, 2015
School climate is an important issue for all schools, but the direction school stakeholders is dependent on their needs. What road map is needed to provide their direction?
June 21, 2015
The Carnegie Task Force states, "While school systems are not responsible for meeting every need of their students, when the need directly affects learning, the school must meet the challenge." Is the competition for resources killing their chances?
June 14, 2015
We talk a lot about failure but don't like to experience it. It happens to us all, even children, and we should plan accordingly.
June 12, 2015
Despite, what seems to be growing acceptance in the US, LGBTQ students are very much MIA when it comes to curriculum.
June 04, 2015
Salt N Pepa had a top selling song about it over a decade ago, but should schools be charged to talk about sex?
June 02, 2015
As teachers we say that there are benefits of failure and we should have the growth mindset, but our words don't always support that.