We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.
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September 25, 2016
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Providing opportunities for teachers to interact with collaborative tools can help them brainstorm ideas for their own instructional goals. So why don't more leaders do it?
July 17, 2016
We enter into conversations all the time without thinking much about it, and we certainly don't practice the art of communication like we train before a 5K. All of that can lead to a communication breakdown, and here are 6 ways to make sure that doesn't happen.
July 01, 2016
Schools are sometimes like hoarders. They keep collecting stuff and don't get rid of the things they don't need.
June 08, 2016
Social media offers us a plethora of opportunities to chase after silver bullets that may or may not help us with our issues. Sometimes we need to take a big step back first and ask, "Who knows what's best for students?"
May 31, 2016
Twitter offers connections, professional development, and the opportunity to find engaging resources for the classroom. In this post that originally appeared in 2011, Peter explains why educators should join Twitter.
April 05, 2016
Guest blogs are often ignored by readers because they lack familiarity with the guest writer, but in doing that they may be missing out on some very important dialogue.
March 22, 2016
The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.
February 27, 2016
Many classrooms still look like they did yesterday and yesteryear. We need to be talking about tomorrow's classrooms today, and there is a venue where this will be happening, and some awesome educators leading the discussion.
December 27, 2015
New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.