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June 04, 2015

Should Sex Education Be Taught in Schools?

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

Do We Practice What We Preach?

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.

May 26, 2015

The Learning Pit: Fostering a Growth Mindset

Sometimes learning is hard work for adults and students, which is why the Learning Pit is important.

May 06, 2015

Thank You, Mrs. Flynn

Mrs. Flynn was such a great fourth grade teacher, I decided to have her two years in a row. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.

April 30, 2015

An Emotion Revolution in American Education

What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?

April 26, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.

April 24, 2015

Have You Ever Felt Unsafe at School?

Have you ever felt unsafe? If you have, then you understand how some LGBT students feel every single day. GLSEN, NSCC, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Born This Way Foundation want to help.

April 13, 2015

I'm a Principal Without Teaching Experience

Does it really matter whether principals have teaching experience before they take a position in leadership? Perhaps it's not the position you come from that matters...as much as the experience you bring.

March 24, 2015

Teacher Voice: 8 Conditions That Are Harder Than You Think

In order to foster teacher voice, there are 8 conditions that are needed in every school, but that's not as easy as you may think. Which conditions are missing in your school?

March 12, 2015

What If You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Teacher?

The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?

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