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October 02, 2014

When Students Hibernate From Us

Every teacher has at least one. The hibernating student. How do we reach them?

July 24, 2014

School Climate: The Issue May Be You

Have a problem with your school climate? Maybe the issue is you.

June 17, 2014

Siena Poll: Slow Down the Common Core

For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

January 17, 2014

Poverty & Education: Meaningful Discussions or Misguided Diatribes?

When it comes to education, does the conversation about poverty lead to meaningful discussions or misguided diatribes?

December 29, 2013

Have Standards Ever Promoted Independent Thinking?

Many educators are concerned that strict standards and accountability will never promote independent thinking, but have schools ever promoted that?

March 30, 2013

Fire Teachers...Give Kids iPads?

Education and learning is so much more than firing teachers and replacing them with iPads.

March 17, 2013

Really? Test Prep for Homework!

In an effort to give students an edge on high stakes, teachers are assigning test prep for homework which sends a really bad message.

January 22, 2013

Service to Others Should Last All Year Long

Days of service and no name calling weeks should be at the core of what schools do every day.

November 14, 2012

When Parents No Longer Have a Say

Today's blog is written by an outstanding fifth grade teacher in upstate, N.Y. named Brian Rhode. I should know...because I'm his principal. This research shows that some children exhibit reading and writing behaviors in the informal setting of home and community long before they start formal schoo...

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