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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 11, 2015

3 Reasons Why Your Observations May Be a Waste of Time

Teacher observations should be one of the most important jobs completed between a leader and teacher, but there are 3 reasons why they are typically a waste of time.

May 08, 2015

Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.

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 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 22, 2015

Join the Revolution: 5 Ways to Evolve as a Teacher

It seems easy to fall into the status quo these days, but there are 5 steps every teacher should take to be more evolved in their practices.

April 15, 2015

Lost in Translation: Why Success Criteria Is Important

A 15 minute Twitter chat revolving around 1 question seems like an easy task, but not when the moderator thinks it's a one-hour chat revolving around 6 questions. Success criteria is important for students and adults.

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 29, 2015

Leaders: Are Your Teacher Observations Active or Passive?

Too many observations result in passive conversations and very little learning. Principals need to approach observations like an instructional coach, but are they prepared to do so?

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